Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived here on Friday for a day-long visit to the Jammu region, where he reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Shah’s visit came just days after twin terrorist attacks in Dhangri hamlet killed seven members of the minority community and injured 14 others.
The possibility of Shah visiting the border district is unlikely due to the bad weather. The visit to Rajouri, however, has not been officially cancelled. They said tight security arrangements have been made in the district’s Dhangri hamlet, where roads have been repaired and CCTV cameras have been installed. In the Rajouri district, Shah is scheduled to meet with the families of the twin terror attack victims, according to officials.
They added that Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, senior officers of various forces and intelligence agencies, including chief secretary A K Mehta, northern Army commander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, and Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh, attended the meeting.
In the Dhangri hamlet, the twin terror attacks killed seven members of the minority community, including two children, and injured fourteen others. In Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief Ravinder Raina said that the possibility of a home minister is bleak due to bad weather. He has stated, however, that he will speak with the families of terror victims.
The union home minister will meet with members of all three families who lost loved ones in the terrorist attack, he said. Massive security arrangements have been put in place in Rajouri and Jammu districts ahead of the Union minister’s visit, according to officials, and the entire Dhangri area of Rajouri has been declared a restricted zone.
Restrictions will also be put in place on normal movement of people on Friday morning till late afternoon hours, they said. Officials said a multi-tier security cover has been put in place consisting of security personnel of the police and the CAPF, while troops of the Indian Army will also guard the higher reaches.