More CRPF companies deployed in Srinagar
Srinagar, Aug 2: Additional CRPF companies have arrived here to to quell protests in the City.
Greater Kashmir learnt from reliable sources that the additional 7000 troopers who reached the summer capital by road on Monday were immediately deployed for police assistance in various areas of the City.
Sources said the protests on the Srinagar-Jammu highway had hindered their travel by around 10 hours. The convoy was allowed to move towards the City only after the Road Opening Parties removed the obstructions, the protests had laid on the highway.
A senior police official while confirming getting the additional contingency said the police was facing shortage of workforce in maintaining law and order.
He said most of the contingencies handed over to various police stations comprise of around 150 personnel each. The CRPF however puts the number at an average of hundred. When contacted the CRPF PRO Prabhakar Trupathi confirmed that additional contingencies have poured in. He, however said that not fifty but “only a few more contingencies have be added.”
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