Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar

SRINAGAR — Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Wednesday said that drone surveillance and RFID chips will be part of three-tier security arrangements for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the wreath-laying ceremony of a policeman who was killed in Kreeri, Baramulla encounter, the IGP Kashmir, as per news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that for the past month, police along with other security agencies have been reviewing the security arrangements for the upcoming Yatra.

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“This year, drone surveillance and RFID chips will be part of the three-tier security arrangements for the pilgrims,” the IGP said, adding that “security forces will ensure incident-free and smooth Yatra.”

He said in a ‘chance’ encounter, they lost a brave policeman. “Three Jaish-e-Muhammad militants were killed in the encounter. At times, we have to bear the losses in chance encounters,” the IGP said.

He said the three slain JeM militants were planning a strike in Srinagar that has been averted.

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