New Delhi : Union Home Minister Amit Shah is holding a meeting with the police chiefs of all the states and union territories to discuss about the condition of country’s security, as well as other policing, coordination and law and order issues, people familiar with the development said. The meeting is likely to start by 2 PM and will go on till 10 PM.
Apart from the director generals of police (DGPs) of states/UTs or their representatives, chiefs of central paramilitary forces and central intelligence agencies are also expected to take part in the meeting.
Officials cited above said attacks on civilians in Jammu and Kashmir, terror activities in the valley and other parts of the country and efforts by Pakistan backed outfits to disturb peace will also be discussed. Several non-locals have been killed in the past two weeks in Jammu and Kashmir by The Resistance Front (TRF) – an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), causing a major worry for the security agencies.
Last month, Amit Shah met top officials from 10 states affected by Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) to review the security situation and progress of development projects.
Chief Ministers Uddhav Thackeray of Maharashtra, Hemant Soren of Jharkhand, K Chandrashekar Rao of Telangana, Nitish Kumar of Bihar, Shivraj Singh Chouhan of Madhya Pradesh, and Naveen Patnaik of Odisha attended the meeting. West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Kerala were represented by top officials.
Killings at J&K
Two labourers from Bihar were gunned down by terrorists on Sunday. The total number of civilians killed in targeted attacks in Jammu and Kashmir this month have now rose to 11.
Terrorists opened fire at the labourers at Vanpoh in Kulgam district on Sunday. Another labourer was injured in the incident.
The killings came a day after a gol-gappa hawker from Bihar and a carpenter from Uttar Pradesh were shot dead by terrorists in the Valley.
The hawker, Arbind Kumar Sah, was shot at point-blank range in Srinagar. The carpenter, Sagir Ahmad, was shot dead by terrorists in Pulwama, the police said.
The victims Raja Reshi Dev and Joginder Reshi Dev were inside their rented accommodation at Laran Gangipora Wanpoh in Kulgam with a fellow native of Bihar when the terrorists barged in and opened fire indiscriminately, the police said. Raja and Joginder died where they fell while the third person in the room, identified as Chunchun Reshi Dev, is said to be stable after being treated in an Anantnag hospital.
Migrants in other rented rooms were unharmed, a police official stated. These two deceased were shot six times.
Of the 11 people killed in the spate of attacks on civilians, five were from other states. This indicates that the terrorists want to drive people from other states out of Kashmir, an official said.
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