JAMMU: In order to review the general security situation ahead of the forthcoming 75th Independence Day celebrations, Kathua SSP Romesh C Kotwal on Tuesday chaired an inter-state coordination and security review meeting in Kathua.
SSP Pathankot (Punjab), SDPO Dalhousie (HP), representatives of central security agencies and supervisory officers were present in the meeting. Kotwal asked for joint patrolling and anti-tunneling exercises along the international border, besides monitoring of drone activities in the border area. He also asked participants to strengthen the inter-state border security grid.
Representatives of the Army and other central security agencies were also requested to depute their manpower for joint patrolling and anti-tunneling exercises along the IB.
The SSP stressed upon the officers to step up vigil and security in the district to check any attempt of infiltration, drone dropping and movement of anti-national elements. Officers of all agencies were also advised to have coordination at SDPO/SHO level, share information about inter-state drug peddlers, bovine smugglers, history-sheeters, notorious elements and enhance patrolling on the inter-state borders. Kotwal further asked participants to lay out joint nakas and conduct checking of vehicles originating from border areas.