Union Home Secretary designate, Anil Goswami today visited forward posts on the Line of Control to take stock of security and development situation. Goswami toured border areas of Uri and Bandipora and interacted with troops on the forward posts, official sources told a local news agency, KNS.
The Home Secretary designate was also accompanied by the Joint Secretary Kashmir affairs, R K Srivastava and Director General of Police, Ashok Prasad apart from commanders of Army and other security agencies.
Goswami had detailed interaction with troops and officers of the army and police in both Uri and Bandipora areas where he took first hand stock of the situation prevailing in the border areas. He was also briefed about infiltration attempts from across the borders while as the proposal for border fencing also came up for discussion, the sources said. “He was briefed about the infiltration pattern of militants in the sectors and the measures being taken by the army to prevent such attempts. Goswami spent some time with the troops and asked about their welfare,” the sources added.
The Home Secretary designate is also reported to have taken inputs about the developmental scenario in the border areas.
Goswami will be holding a review meeting with the top brass in state administration to take stock of the overall developmental scenario in the state, informed sources told KNS. He will be leaving for Delhi on June 9, they added.
Pertinently, the Home Secretary designate has been on visit to the state and had detailed review of the overall security and developmental scenario over last four days.
Goswami, whose name was cleared by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in last week of April this year, will take charge from R K Singh on June 30. He is the first bureaucrat from J&K cadre to be appointed Union Home Secretary.