Sopore Attack Fallout: Guards Of VIPs Asked To Remain ‘Extra Alert’

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Srinagar: Close on the heels of a deadly militant attack in Sopore town on Monday, the police in this capital city on Wednesday asked security guards of protected persons to stick to the standing operation procedures (SOPs) and remain in a state of alertness.

The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar, Sandeep Chaudhary on Wednesday reviewed security setup established in hotels across Srinagar city, a police spokesperson said. He said that the guards deployed for the security of protected persons accommodated in the hotels were checked and were briefed to remain extra alert.

“SSP Srinagar emphasised that more CCTV cameras and centralised surveillance of such guards is being enhanced to ensure safety of protected persons. Men deployed on guards were briefed to stick to SOPs very strictly and remain alert round the clock,” he said.

SP South zone and other senior officers of Srinagar police accompanied Chaudhary during the security review.

Pertinently, militants on Monday carried out an attack in Sopore town of Baramulla district killing a BJP councillor and an SPO and injuring another councillor, who died at the Srinagar’s SMHS hospital on Tuesday.

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