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Rajnath Singh to visit J&K on Friday

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Srinagar: Home Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to take firsthand stock of security situation in the Kashmir Valley ahead of the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra, officials said on Thursday.

Singh earlier took a review of the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir at a high level meeting in New Delhi.

Following that review meeting, a three-member team including secretary border management, Susheel Kumar, special secretary, internal security, Mahesh Kumar and joint secretary (Kashmir affairs), Gyanesh Kumar had arrived here on Tuesday.

The team is since camping in Srinagar to submit a report to the ministry on the Pampore attack in which eight CRPF troopers were killed and 22 injured in the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on June 25.

Directors general of CRPF and BSF are also arriving here today ahead of the Home Minister’s visit, sources said.

–IANS

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