By: Mudasir Yaqoob
SRINAGAR: In a move that took people by surprise, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursday removed one of its oldest bunkers located at Eidgah Srinagar. However, CRPF vehicles couldnt ferry the materials and belongings till late in the evening from area due to heavy stone pelting in adjacent localities. Inspector General of CRPF refused to comment over the removal of bunker.
CRPF removed two bunkers situated in Eidgah area. Bunker was set up in 1990s. It was first occupied by Army, then BSF and subsequently by CRPF. They (CRPF) began to dismantle it since Thursday morning, eye witnesses said.
They said that stone peltors had attacked the bunker several times. CRPF vehicles loaded with bunker belongings couldnt move till late evening as threat of stone pelting loomed large, they added.
When contacted, Inspector General of CRPF Y S Yadav said that he had not issued any orders for removal of the bunker. It is a routine to remove or dismantle a bunker after assessing the security situation. However, I cannot comment over the issue at this moment as Ive not issued any such order, Yadav said.
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