Ahead of 26 Jan, forces asked to maintain ‘utmost vigil’

Ahead of 26 Jan, forces asked to maintain ‘utmost vigil’

Srinagar: Ahead of 26th January, the security across Kashmir has been beefed up while forces have started frisking in the region including the summer capital. The authorities said that advisory has been issued to the forces to maintain “utmost vigil” in the border areas.
A top police official wished not to be named said that stringent arrangements would be in place in Kashmir ahead of the 26 January functions. “To thwart any incident, police have laid checkpoints on the entry and exit points of the Srinagar and are maintaining strict on the suspected persons. I can say that all the security agencies are cooperating with each other to ensure incident free functions on January 26,” he said.
The official said that the forces personnel particularly police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed all over the city including in Lal Chowk, Budshah Chowk, Civil Secretariat and Old Secretariat and other places. “We are also taking all necessary measures required for the safe conduct of January 26 functions. The movement of people is also monitored through the Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTVs) that are installed at various places in the city,” he said.
Meanwhile police are caring out surprise check of the vehicles on the entry and exit points in this capital city. “Security men particularly police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were frisking vehicles, motorcyclists and passengers in Srinagar city,” witnesses said.
Police said that similar arrangements are put in place in other districts of the Valley too.
The official said that they are taking all necessary measures required for the safe conduct of January 26 functions. “The movement of people is also monitored through the Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTVs),” he said. (KNS)

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