Independence Day preparations: Rajnath Singh reviews security after inputs over a possible terror attack

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday reviewed the security situation in the country, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir, on the eve of Independence day

PTI August 14, 2016 14:26:50 IST
Independence Day preparations: Rajnath Singh reviews security after inputs over a possible terror attack

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday reviewed the security situation in the country, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir, on the eve of Independence day.

Top brass of the security establishment briefed him on the prevailing situation in the country and the steps taken to foil
any attempt by terrorists and other elements to disturb peace, official sources said.

Independence Day preparations Rajnath Singh reviews security after inputs over a possible terror attack

File photo of Home Minsiter Rajnath Singh. Reuters

The meeting specially reviewed the security scenario in Kashmir Valley, which has been witnessing unrest after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani.

There were intelligence inputs earlier that militants might try to attack security forces in the run up to the Independence Day in Jammu and Kashmir, sources said.

Situation in the national capital was also reviewed as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the country on Monday from the ramparts of the Red Fort, where a galaxy of leaders, top civil, defence, police officials, school children and civilians will be present.

Those who attended the meeting includes National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, chiefs
of intelligence agencies besides others.

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