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Tight security in Kashmir ahead of R-Day

Srinagar,23-Jan: Ahead of the republic day celebrations, the strict security grid has been put in place across the Union Territory of J&K to avoid any troublesome incident. A foul proof and the multi layered security have been put in place to ensure peaceful celebrations.

Tight security arrangements have been put in place both divisions of J&K .Lt Governor Manoj Sinha will take the salute at the Maulana Azad Stadium in Jammu, the main venue of the Republic Day function on January 26 in the UT. While as in Srinagar, Advisor to Lt Governor R R Bhatnagar will preside over the function and is scheduled to take salute at Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium.

Government forces have been deployed to maintain peaceful atmosphere and sufficient deployment has been made across, patrolling is going round the clock. Besides human intelligence, technical surveillance has also been pressed into service in order to monitor the movement of people in Jammu city and peripheral areas.

“The aerial services like quadicopters and drones have been used for the aerial surveillance to thwart any attempt by subversive elements to disrupt the Republic Day celebrations, All vulnerable pockets are under tight vigil” the senior officer said.

He said that round-the-clock foot patrolling is being conducted in areas along borders, and additional check posts have also been set up on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

In Srinagar and other districts of Kashmir, additional security forces personnel have been deployed to thwart any attempt of disruption. Police have also started frisking passengers and checking vehicles entering the city at Parimpora, Athwajan and on the Bypass road.

Checkpoints have been erected at many places in Srinagar and frisking has been intensified.

Frisking, random searches and checking of identity cards by police and paramilitary forces were witnessed at several places in Srinagar. Reports of similar exercises were received from other towns of Kashmir.

In Kulgam, police intensified frisking, on the direction of SSP Kulgam, Sahil Sarangal, DSP Headquarters GM Bhatt and SHO Kulgam Irshad Reshi intensified patrolling in district today. From last few days, the process of searches have been going on various places including Ghanta Ghar Kulgam.(CNS)

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