Ahead of Independence Day security arrangements have been beefed up across the Valley to prevent any untoward incident. Paramilitary CRPF personnel along with the police have intensified frisking across Kashmir including the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway to thwart any possible militant attacks.
Reports said that the forces have erected checkpoints at various spots in Srinagar and are frisking people. Forces were seen stopping and checking vehicles, particularly motorbikes at different places. Commuters were asked to show their identity cards as well.
Reports said that police and CRPF men have erected makeshift naka points at various places in Srinagar and started intense frisking in run up to August 15.
In city centre Lal Chowk, at least 10 check-points have been set up and people are being stopped and frisked thoroughly.
According to reports tight security measures would remain in place in and around the main venue, Bakshi Stadium, where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is going to unfurl the tri-colour on August 15 ceremony, with entire Stadium being sanitized by a joint teams of security forces.
A police official said that Bakshi Stadium, where the official function will be held, would remain out of bounds from Monday evening till the function is over. “All routes leading to the Baskhsi Stadium will be sealed for vehicular movement from afternoon, August 14,” he said.
The official said that at various important points in Srinagar, at least 40 CCTV cameras have been made functional to ensure no suspect gets through to disturb the law and order situation in the capital.
With forces also tightening the noose at the National Highway, reports said that forces have been stationed after every two kms on Srinagar-Jammu highway stretch and similar security arrangements are in place on Srinagar-Baramulla highway.