Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with SSP Kathua Pawan Parihar and other senior officer, visited forward border posts and villages along international border in Hiranagar sector. The officers assessed situation in Londi, Sherpur, Lachhipura, Pahadpur, Bobiyan, Pansar and frontier areas of border villages and interacted with local villagers. They also visited BSF posts along the border and assessed the security situation.
The Deputy Commissioner assured the villagers about safety and security of border inhabitants, apart from providing all basic amenities at relief camps in case of migration required to be done in wake of firing from across the border. The administration cautioned the villagers to stay indoors during night hours and be vigilant. Helpline numbers have also been provided.
SSP Kathua also assured the people about security arrangements in place and night patrolling being done. Bulletproof bunkers have also been stationed along the border. SDM Hiranagar Sohan Lal, SDPO Hiranagar Dewakar Singh, Tehsildar Meenakshi and other officers accompanied the deputy commissioner.
Apart from taking proactive security and safety measures the district administration has also notified 35 relief camps in Hiranagar, Marheen and other areas for safe shifting of border residents in wake of border firing. The DC has directed concerned officers to ensure provision of all basic facilities at designated relief camps.