Kashmir garrisoned on R-day eve
Srinagar: Ahead of the Republic Day security across Kashmir division has been put on maximum alert with government forces maintaining a strict vigil in Srinagar city and adjoining areas.
Witnesses said that frisking was intensified at various places in Srinagar and other districts of Kashmir division while as the forces have laid several checkpoints to ensure smooth celebrations on Saturday.
Reports suggested that police had erected barricades at various places including LalChowk here during which pedestrians as well as the commuters were being thoroughly frisked before being allowed to move ahead.
They added that the adequate forces personnel were deployed at many places in Srinagar city.
In view of the Jan 26 main function, being held at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium in Sonwar, all the entry and exit points are under close security vigil while some important roads were closed for vehicular and pedestrian movement.
The City Traffic Police had said that due to security reasons the traffic movement from Sonawarupto Ram MunshiBagh Road stretch including Dalgate-Ram MunshiBagh, Radio Kashmir-Ram MunshiBagh and Gupkar-Ram MunshiBagh will remain suspended on 24th and 26th of January-2019 from early morning hoursupto 1400 hours.
Meanwhile, Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbagh Singh told KNS that foolproof security arrangements have been made to ensure smooth conduct of Jan 26 celebrations across the State.
He added that “militants as well as Pakistan always try to disrupt such functions aimed to create scare among the people. But police and other security forces have made special and adequate security arrangements for smooth conduct of celebrations.”