Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik held a meeting with senior officers of the state and police forces and undertook a detailed review of the law and order and other security-related issues on Saturday.
Governor Malik also expressed grief over the loss of lives during the Pulwama encounter in which seven civilians were killed after post-operation clashes.
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The meeting was attended by Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar, Chief Secretary BVR Subramanyam, Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh, Principal Secretary to Governor Umang Narula and Principal Secretary Home RK Goyal. Officers of State and Central Police forces including Div. Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan, ADGP, Law and Order Muneer Khan, IGP Kashmir, SP Pani, and IG CRPF Ravideep Singh Sahi participated in the meeting through video conferencing.
The Governor also reviewed the latest security scenario in Kashmir including details of the counter-infiltration and counter-terrorist operations undertaken recently. He directed the security forces to minimise the collateral damage during the anti-terror operations and recommended people-friendly measures. He also emphasised the crucial importance of maintaining a close watch on the ground situation and appreciated the real-time coordination and synergy between the security forces and civil administration.
Governor Malik also appealed to the people to keep a distance from areas where anti-militancy operations are in progress. He urged them not to go near such areas during or after security operations.
Earlier on Saturday, three militants, including top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zahoor Thoker, were killed and a soldier was martyred in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Immediately after the encounter in Sirnoo village, clashes broke out in the area forcing the security officials to open fire in which seven civilians were killed.
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