Amit Shah reaches Srinagar, visits home of inspector killed by terrorists final month

Union Home Minister Amit Shah landed in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday morning for a three-day go to — his first for the reason that authorities scrapped Article 370 in August two years in the past.

The Home Minister began his tour by visiting the home of late Inspector Parvez Ahmed who was killed by terrorists final month. He handed over papers regarding a authorities job to his spouse. Shah was accompanied by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Union Minister Jitendra Singh and DGP Dilbag Singh throughout his go to.

He was obtained on the Srinagar airport by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and different senior officers of the Jammu and Kashmir administration, officers mentioned.

Shah’s go to comes within the backdrop of a sequence of civilian killings within the Valley. Sources mentioned that he might be chairing a unified command assembly on the Raj Bhawan on safety. The assembly might be attended by the 4 corps commanders, J&Okay police high brass and chiefs of intelligence bureau and central armed police forces amongst different high officers.

“He is likely to visit the families of Makhan Lal Bindroo, a Sikh teacher and a Muslim civilian, all killed by militants recently,” a Jammu and Kashmir administration supply mentioned.

A safety personnel stands guard near the venue of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s scheduled public assembly in Jammu. (Photo: PTI)

More importantly, Shah is prone to go to Lethpora in Pulwama district of South Kashmir and pay homage to the 40 CRPF martyrs killed in a terror assault in February 2019. It was at Lethpora {that a} suicide bomber drove a bomb-laden automobile near a CRPF convoy headed to Srinagar from Jammu and exploded it killing 40 jawans. The assault was adopted by air strikes by India on Pakistan’s Balakot.

Shah will fly to Jammu on Sunday the place he’s prone to tackle an IIT convocation within the morning adopted by a public rally within the afternoon. He can also be prone to meet a delegation of Kashmiri pandits earlier than flying again to Srinagar.

In the previous two weeks, the Valley has seen 11 civilians, together with migrants and non-Muslim Kashmiris, being killed by militants. While safety forces have gunned down 17 suspected militants within the interval and tightened safety throughout the Valley, sources mentioned, the community remains to be at giant and safety forces are at their wit’s finish to make sure no untoward incident occurs throughout the minister’s go to.