Nakas, Patrols Keep Eye on People Ahead of Jan 26

SRINAGAR:  Six days ahead of January 26 celebrations, the security across Jammu and Kashmir was further intensified on Monday.

Reports said that that CRPF and police further intensified the security patrols in Srinagar and other districts of the valley to prevent any possible militant attacks and to ensure trouble free celebrations across the Valley. 

Bakhshi Stadium, the main venue of the Republic Day function has been turned into a fortress.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Srinagar, Amit Kumar said that police has made elaborate security arrangements. He said security forces have been asked to to remain vigilant to prevent any untoward incident.

“The security arrangements will be reviewed in the coming days,” he added.

Meanwhile security has also been beefed up in other towns and district headquarters of the valley.

According to reports from north Kashmir, Army and police conducted surprise checks and identification parade of people in twin districts of Baramulla and Kupwara to ensure trouble free functions.

Reports of heightened security were also received from Pulwama, Shopian and Islamabad districts of South Kashmir, where troops and police manned the streets and the highway to keep a close watch on the movement of suspicious persons.

Meanwhile, security has also been heightened across the winter capital.

Reports said that stringent security measures have been put in place in Jammu city particularly Residency road, Shalimar road, BC road, Gandhi Nagar, Gumat, Indira Chowk, Raghunath Bazar, Bus stand, Vikram chowk, Dogra chowk, Railway station and other areas, where CRPF troops and police maintain a constant vigil over any suspicious movement of the people.

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