SRINAGAR – Security was beefed up in several areas of Srinagar – the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir – on Sunday following a grenade attack in a city market that left seven people injured, police said.
More security personnel, along with the flying squad, were deployed in Lal Chowk, Jehangir Chowk, Hari Singh High Street, Regal Chowk, TRC Chowk, Polo View and the areas around the city centre, a police official said.
He said random checking of vehicles and frisking of people was being done as part of the security drill.
The deployment of more security personnel was done in the wake of a grenade attack in Hari Singh High Street market a few hundred metres from the city centre – on Saturday in which seven people were injured, the official said.
He said “the authorities wanted to give a sense of security to the people and the vendors who had set up stalls for the weekly flea market on Sunday.”
While the flea market usually remains open only on Sundays, several vendors have continued with putting their stalls along the TRC Chowk-Polo View-Lal Chowk road on daily basis for the last few weeks.