High security for Rahul Gandhi’s Jammu visitApril 13th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 13 (IANS) Unprecedented security arrangements are in place for the visit of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi who is visiting Jammu Tuesday to campaign for party candidates.
Special police teams have been conducting random searches in and around Vijaypur and Kathua - the sites of the election rallies in the Jammu and Udhampur parliamentary constituencies respectively, while the Border Security Force (BSF) has increased its vigil along the international border with Pakistan.
Since Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is also on the target list of terrorists, would be joining Rahul Gandhi at the election rallies Tuesday, the task of the security forces has multiplied manifold. “They are two very important politicians of the country, we have to be on our toes,” said a police official.
The two leaders would fly to the two election rally sites by helicopter and the traffic on the roads would be blocked as long as they would be at the election rally sites.
Both Gandhi and Abdullah are among the 50 top political leaders of the country who have been shortlisted by the central home ministry as high on the target list of terrorists.
Abdullah had confirmed that he had received a letter from Home Minister P. Chidambaram that he needed to upgrade his security because of the enhanced threat. The chief minister currently enjoys Z-plus security, which has jammers, special security guards and ambulances in his cavalcade of bullet-proof vehicles.
- Shoe hurled at Rahul in Uttarakhand, Congress demands probe (Lead) - Jan 24, 2012
- Panchayats will be empowered soon: Omar - Jun 17, 2011
- Kashmir Congress slams ally NC over leader's remarks - Jul 09, 2012
- Indian Army chief urges extra vigil in Kashmir - Apr 21, 2010
- Army chief visiting Jammu and Kashmir Friday - Jun 14, 2012
- Can't rule out more border tunnels: Home secretary - Aug 24, 2012
- Omar shown black flag at public rally - Oct 20, 2010
- Kashmiris have voted for democracy, development: Sonia - May 23, 2011
- Kashmir holds second phase of panchayat polls - Apr 17, 2011
- Sonia Gandhi to kick-off work on new Kashmir bridge Monday - May 22, 2011
- Kashmiris have given fitting reply to terrorists: Sonia (Lead) - May 23, 2011
- Omar faces criticism from allies, opposition alike - Mar 26, 2012
- Omar, Farooq to campaign for Congress in Uttar Pradesh - Nov 08, 2011
- Can't rule out more border tunnels: Home secretary (Lead) - Aug 24, 2012
- Omar lauds Rahul reaction to shoe throwing - Jan 23, 2012
Tags: border security force, bullet proof vehicles, election rallies, election rally, home minister, home ministry, international border, jammu and kashmir, kashmir chief minister, parliamentary constituencies, party candidates, police official, police teams, rahul gandhi, random searches, security arrangements, special police, special security, target, unprecedented security