Srinagar, June 16: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Syeed will chair a meeting of Unified Command at SKICC Srinagar on Wednesday to review the security situation in the state.
According to a local news agency the meeting will be held at SKICC Srinagar at would start at 12 noon. “The meeting will be attended by top brass of all the security agencies including the director general of police, Corps Commands and senior officials of various intelligence and security agencies including the Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Criminal Investigation Department and Army,” he said.
The official said the agenda of the meeting is to review the present security scenario in all regions of the state. “The heads of security agencies will be briefing the chief minister about the ground situation vis-à-vis security and human rights in the state. The CM will be getting the feedback from the field officers about all issues related to security,” he added.
However sources told KNS that the meeting has come up in the wake of killings of civilians in Sopore. “All security related issues including Sopore attacks and strategy to check them will be discussed in the meeting,” they said and added top Army commanders are likely to brief the Chief Minister about their perception of security situation in the State.
“Northern Command chief Lt Gen DS Hooda, GOC Nagrota based 16 Corps Lt Gen KH Singh, GOC Srinagar based 15 Corps Lt Gen Subrata Saha and GOC 14 Corps Lt Gen BS Negi would attend the meeting among others,” sources said.
Sources said that the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh, Chief Secretary Mohammad Iqbal Khandey, and the two Divisional Commissioners and other senior officers would also join the meeting.
Sources also said the Unified Headquarters will review all aspects of the situation including situation on LoC and IB, hinterland of the State, Shri Amarnath ji yatra arrangements, law and order situation, summer strategy and Sopore killings.
This is third meeting of the Unified Headquarters in five and half months of this year. The first UHQ meeting was chaired by Governor on January 24 while the Chief Minister has presided over his first UHQ meeting on March 12 in Jammu.
2015 Kashmir Despatch