Doda, Chamba police hold inter-state coordination meeting

Discuss security, crime control measures


DODA, May 17: To review the security situation along the boundary of District Doda, Kishtwar and District Chamba of Himachal Pradesh state amid the seasonal migration of nomads and shepherds, besides discussing the crime related issues having inter-state ramifications, Doda and Chamba Police convened an inter-state coordination meeting at Padhri Pass Bhaderwah, the other day. Senior Superintendent of Police Doda, Abdul Qayo-om-discussed the crime control and security issues with SSP Chamba Abhishek Yadav (IPS).
In the meeting, the security related issues of the area along the boundary of District Kishtwar, Doda and Chamba were discussed threadbare which includes security and safe passage of Annual Manim-ehash Yatra 1st & 2nd, originating from Bhaderwah, Mindal Yatra from Doda and Kishtwar to Pangai valley (Kellar) Chamba (HP), strengthening of security surveillance and area domination along the area of boundary on both sides in view of forthcoming famous historical MINJAR MELA in District Chamba, joint patrolling by Army/Police along boundary area to curb the movement of anti-national elements, OGWs, terror associates and other suspicious movements besi-des keeping check on bovine smuggling, drug trafficking, forest smuggling etc on the routes on high ridges.
A range of security measures were suggested and an effective security mechanism was chalked out to put in place on both sides along the boundary area, which includes joint check posts at Sansari Nalla linking Chamba District with Kishtwar, checking /frisking in close coordination between seasonal posts, regular meetings between SHOs of neighboring Police Stations etc. Other suggestions and measures to work in close coordination like sharing of list of wanted criminals, bovine summaglers, OGWs, missing persons, drug peddlers, abs-conders who cross over to Himachal side and take shelter there on the pretext of being labourers, besides sharing of information on real time basis for initiating preventive measures, developing effective communication network were also discussed in the meeting.
The meeting concluded in a cordial situation with full assurance of providing all possible assistance to each other for setting up of effective security apparatus along the boundary areas.

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