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Security intensified in Jammu ahead of I-Day

Quick response teams deployed

Security intensified in Jammu ahead of I-Day, quick response teams deployed. (Representational Image)

Jammu, August 12 | As a measure of multi-tier security, police have deployed additional Quick Response Teams (QRTs) in Jammu city to deal with any situation, he said.

Security has been intensified across the Jammu region with increased checking and patrolling ahead of Independence Day celebrations, a police official said on Wednesday.

Besides intensifying the checking of vehicles, especially along the Jammu-Pathankot and Jammu-Srinagar national highway, officials said the police have also built a mobile app to keep a record of all truck drivers and their helpers moving in and out of the Union Territory to stop ferrying of terrorists and smuggling of weapons.

The main function in Jammu will be held at Mini Stadium Parade, which was sealed as part of security arrangements even as the Union Territory administration has decided to allow only a few hundred people to attend the celebration due to a spike in coronavirus cases, the official said.

Border grid security has been tightened further and all border roads are being kept under a strict watch, he said.

Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Sanjeev Verma reviewed the arrangements for Independence Day celebrations with the deputy commissioners concerned, officials said, adding the functions would not include cultural programs and the number of contingents for march past would also be curtailed in view COVID-19 protocol.

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