Jammu: Massive security arrangements have been put in place here ahead of Independence day celebrations and authorities have asked citizens to be “alert”.
“Keeping in view the upcoming Independence Day, present security scenario in the state and impending threats from militants, frisking points have been established in Jammu as well as in rural areas for the security and safety of public,” Senior Superintendent of Police (Jammu) Sunil Gupta said.
“People are requested to cooperate with police while at checks and frisking points, do not feel it as harassment by the police,” he said.
Checking will be intensified in the city and at the border areas, Mr Gupta said, adding citizens are requested to plan their movements accordingly.
From the security point of view, it is requested to schools’ managements in Jammu to not allow any stranger in the school premises and provide necessary precautions to students, the officer said.
Police asked public to take preventive actions like “do not touch any abandoned object. On seeing any suspected person, object, material, inform the police. If you have any information about any anti-national, anti-social elements, please inform the police immediately,” Mr Gupta said, adding identity of the informant will be kept confidential.
“Be alert while travelling in passenger vehicles, in crowded areas like bus stands, railway stations, shopping complexes and hospitals. All SHOs and incharge of police posts have been directed to remain present in their respective jurisdiction round-the-clock,” he said.
Incharge of Border Police Posts are directed to keep a vigil on infiltration routs used by anti-national elements in the past, Gupta said, adding that Village Defense Committee members and security guards are directed to cooperate with each other while performing their duties for the safety and security of their villagers.