Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra Monday chaired a crucial review meeting in Srinagar soon after his arrival in Srinagar and directed the heads of various security agencies to avoid the civilian casualties while carrying out the anti-militancy operations.
Vohra, according to a source, called for adherence to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) while fighting militants.
The meeting was held at Rajbhawan and attended by the DGP S P Vaid, GoC 15 Corps Lt General AK Bhat, IGP Kashmir SP Pani and the chiefs of Central Intelligence Agencies.
“Governor cautioned the forces that the civilian casualties during anti-militancy operations have a potential of triggering a law and order situation. He asked the forces that situation in Kashmir turns fragile within no time and that should be taken into consideration,” the source quoted Governor as having told the meeting. The meeting comes just a day after the forces conducted three major encounters in South Kashmir that claimed the lives of 20 people – 13 militants, four civilians and three soldiers.