Majority of CRPF camps in J-K are on ad hoc basis: DG

Majority of CRPF camps in J-K are on ad hoc basis: DG

NEW DELHI: The majority of the Central Reserve Police Force camps, located in Jammu and Kashmir, are running on an ad hoc basis, CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar told a parliamentary panel on Thursday. The members of the parliamentary standing committee on home affairs questioned the Home Ministry officials on the recent attack on […]

2 CASOs in Srinagar

2 CASOs in Srinagar

Srinagar: Two cordon and search operations (CASOs) were carried out by government forces in Srinagar city on Tuesday. Police and paramilitary CRPF laid a cordon in Gulberg Colony in Buchpora, following “inputs about the presence of some militants in the area.” “We laid the cordon and conducted search operations in the area,” Superintendent of Police […]

CRPF officer found dead on highway

CRPF officer found dead on highway

BANIHAL: An Assistant Sub-Inspector of the CRPF was on Saturday found dead under suspicious circumstances in a stream along the Jammu-Srinagar highway, police said. The body of ASI Harinder Singh, posted with the 177th battalion of the CRPF, was found in the stream at Kelamore in Ramban district, a police official said. He said the […]

Return of the ’90s: CRPF camps, buildings being ‘fortified’ in Srinagar

Return of the ’90s: CRPF camps, buildings being ‘fortified’ in Srinagar

Srinagar: Fearing more fidyaeen attacks in Srinagar, the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has begun fortifying its camps and bases in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. “We have started fortifying our camps and buildings in Srinagar,” CRPF spokesman Rajesh Yadav told Kashmir Reader. “We are revamping our security arrangements. We are also […]

Militants fire at CRPF camp in Panzgam

Militants fire at CRPF camp in Panzgam

Anantnag: Suspected militants on Thursday evening fired at a paramilitary CRPF camp in Panzgam area of Awantipora. There were no reports of any loss of life or injuries in the firing. According to reports, militants fired indiscriminately towards the CRPF camp located near the Panzgam railway station. “Fire was retaliated by the alert CRPF men,” […]

GoI asks JK to review prison security, deploy CRPF in jails

GoI asks JK to review prison security, deploy CRPF in jails

NEW DELHI: Taking serious note of the escape of a jailed Pakistani militant, the Government of India (GoI) on Friday asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to fully review security measures in place in jails and transportation of inmates. The Home Ministry also asked the state government to ensure that no such incident takes place […]

Forces conduct nocturnal raid in Srinagar’s tourist hub

Forces conduct nocturnal raid in Srinagar’s tourist hub

Umar Fayaz/ Mir Mudasir Srinagar: Houseboat owners in Chont Kul area in Dalgate said government forces created scare in the tourist hub by raiding their boats late evening early this week. The owners pleading anonymity told Kashmir Reader that on January 22, when they were dining with their families, CRPF soldiers entered the boats. “Around […]

First crackdown of 2018 in a dozen Shopian villages

First crackdown of 2018 in a dozen Shopian villages

Shopian: Government forces launched their first cordon and search operation (CASO) of 2018 in more than a dozen villages of Shopian on Tuesday. Since May 4, 2017, as many as 25 villages of Shopian have endured such CASOs, often at night, during which forces have allegedly beaten up people inside their homes, vandalised households, vehicles, […]

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