Unprecedented security paralyses normal life in Jammu
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Aug 15: The unprecedented security measures in view of the Independence Day celebrations disrupted the normal life in Jammu region, especially in winter capital of the state.
While additional deployments of police and paramilitary personnel were made in sensitive places across the region, the highway connecting Jammu with rest of the districts remained closed for the vehicular movement.
Due to tight security, inter-district vehicular movement was affected for more than four hours. Reports reaching here revealed that the police had asked all the travel operators not to ply their vehicles on Jammu-Kishtwar and Jammu-Poonch roads.
Though some private vehicles were allowed during the morning hours on Jammu-Srinagar, Jammu-Kishtwar and Jammu-Poonch routes, most of the passenger busses were off the road.
In Jammu, the markets wore deserted look as most of the people preferred to remain indoor keeping in view the restrictions imposed by the security agencies during the morning hours.
At number of places, police personnel deployed at special Nakas, did not allow people to move towards the city, asking them to wait till the flag hoisting ceremony is completed at the mini stadium.
Meanwhile reports said that life was disturbed in all the districts and tehsil and people had to face lot of hardships due to the restrictions on the occasion.
It is pertinent to mention here that there was additional deployment of about 1000 personnel from police and para- military forces for the day.
Across city the personnel from SOG were deployed to keep check on any attempts to disturb the celebration to mark the 64th Independence day.
Sources said that special instruction were issued to the policemen to keep check on unregistered vehicles, private vehicles running in tinted glasses and a drive against two-wheelers was launched to ensure that militants are not able to breach the security ring.
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