Tight security for CM's swearing-in

Modi likely to go to Jammu for event

A day ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of Mufti Muhammad Sayeed as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, a three-tier security paraphernalia has been put in place around the event venue.

Sources told Deccan Herald that with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other high profile dignitaries from across the country expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony, security agencies don’t want to take any chances.

“All roads leading to Jammu University (venue for the ceremony) will be closed for traffic from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday,” sources said, and added the decision to close down the roads was taken as part of the elaborate security arrangements for the event.

A Special Protection Group team has already arrived in Jammu for the function, and they have taken over security arrangements of the venue.

A senior police officer said elaborate security and traffic arrangements have been made for smooth movement of the VVIPS. “Apart from closing down roads heading toward Jammu University, there will be diversions on other routes around Jammu city to facilitate movement of VVIPs and VIPs. Sharpshooters have been deployed on highrise buildings close to Jammu University to keep an eye on suspicious movement,” he said.

“As multiple agencies are involved in the security apparatus, several rounds of meetings have already taken place to ensure foolproof coordination,” he added.
Governor NN Vohra will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Mufti and his council of ministers.

Several Union ministers, chief ministers, MPs and local leaders from both BJP and PDP are expected to attend the ceremony. L K Advani and Amit Shah, among others, are likely to attend the event.

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