Police Conduct Mock Drill Ahead of Amarnath Yatra in Jammu Base Camp
Police Conduct Mock Drill Ahead of Amarnath Yatra in Jammu Base Camp

Jammu: In preparation for the annual Amarnath Yatra, the quick reaction teams (QRTs) and special operations group (SoG) of the police conducted a comprehensive mock drill on Monday at the base camp of the pilgrimage in Jammu. This exercise follows closely on the heels of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's review of the security situation and preparations for the yatra.

The Amarnath Yatra, a 52-day pilgrimage to the 3,880-meter-high cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas, is scheduled to begin on June 29, 2024, and conclude on August 19, 2024. The advance registration process for the Holy Yatra was announced by the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.

Officials stated that the police carried out the mock drill exercise at the base camp yatri niwas in Bhagwati Nagar. The exercise involved the first responder team from sub-division headquarters, including all territorial officers, and their participation was crucial for the exercise.

The SoG Jammu, along with other territorial police officers from adjacent sub-divisions and their respective QRTs, also took part in the drill. According to officials, the primary objective of this exercise was to provide practical training to the entire team, ensuring they are well-prepared to handle real-time operations in the event of any unforeseen incidents.

"The exercise concluded successfully, demonstrating the readiness and coordination of the Jammu and Kashmir Police," said a police officer.

Earlier, on Wednesday, the police issued an 'alert advisory' in the Jammu region, urging residents to stay vigilant regarding the movement of suspicious individuals and objects.

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