Morale of border dwellers is high, they are with security forces: IG Jammu

JAMMU: In the backdrop of heavy shelling along the border by the Pakistan, Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone S D Singh Jamwal on Sunday said that the morale of border dwellers is very high and they are with the security forces, police and the army.
“The morale of the border residents is very high “and they are with army,” and cooperating in all ways,” Jamwal here told reporters at the sidelines of a wreath laying ceremony of two BSF personnel martyred in cross border firing.
He said that all government agencies including the civil administration, police and army are fully equipped and ready to deal with any type of situation arising out of ceasefire violations in Jammu province.
“We have requested the people living close to the border areas to stay away from the vulnerable locations and they are cooperating us,” said Jamwal adding that all the arrangements related to the safety of people have been put in place.
He however, said that soon after shelling started by the Pakistan, in Pragwal, Jhiri, Shamachack and Kanachack, Akhnoor, Khour and Kanachack sectors, Army and CRPF was immediately pressed into the service with bullet proof vehicles to evacuate civilians to safer places.
He however, said that security forces are prepared to deal with any situation.
Meanwhile as per Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Arun Manhas, “six camps have been kept ready in shelling affected areas, but till now, no one has taken refuge in camps”.
“Total 31 villages with population of 28000 souls are affected in Sub Division Marh and Khour because of ceasefire violations from Pakistan,” Manhas also tweeted.