Security enhanced across Kashmir ahead of August 15
By: Tariq Shah VOV
Security agencies have been on alert in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of August 15, as they have intensified the searches and have also started creating new drop gates for the checking in Srinagar city and other towns.
Patrolling has been intensified in Srinagar city as the police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in strength around all the important installations and other sensitive areas.
On Thursday police and paramilitary forces were seen checking the vehicles and frisking the people on the roads especially in Srinagar city. There has been less traffic movement on the roads in Srinagar as the police and paramilitary forces were busy in keeping their operations functional.
According to GNS, were reporting about the security vigil it said in its news report that police and paramilitary personnel have heightened security arrangements across Kashmir Valley, in particular Srinagar, ahead of August 15, marking the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence from British.
On Thursday, police and paramilitary men were seen stopping and searching vehicles at several places while people were queued up and subjected to frisking.
Police and paramilitary forces were seen stopping vehicles at Parimpora and then queuing up the passengers after bringing them down from buses, mini-buses and cabs. Not only public transport, scooter riders and private vehicles were also randomly stopped and checked for any subversive element to ensure that the ensuing official functions on Sunday pass off peacefully and incident-free.
Apart from frisking people thoroughly, the men in uniform were also seen checking I-cards of some people.
Reports of frisking of the people by police and paramilitary forces were also received from various parts of the city and Valley.
There is already a larger presence of police and paramilitary men across Srinagar, particularly in and around Lal Chowk, the commercial hub of the summer capital of J&K.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha is scheduled to preside over the main function at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium here. Like the past, the venue has been sealed off.
A police official told GNS that foolproof security arrangements have been made for incident-free and successful Independence Day celebrations.
“Police and other Security forces have been put on high alert across Kashmir valley.
Even on normal days they are in a state of alertness to foil any attempts by inimical elements to create disturbance. But, during functions like the one ensuing on Sunday extra precautions are made.”
There are already checkpoints at various places and vehicles are being checked while passengers are being frisked for the overall safety, the official said.
With inputs from GNS