Security agencies asked to remain vigilant

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Nov 8: In the backdrop of fresh reported threats by the frontline militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen to Panchayat representatives police and other security agencies have been asked to beef up vigil across Jammu and Kashmir.
 A top police official, pleading anonymity, told Greater Kashmir that the fresh directive has been issued by the state’s Home Department and security agencies were asked to act swiftly.
 Sources said the police and other security agencies operating in state have been asked to beef up the vigil, mostly around the Masjids in the villages. “There should be round the clock patrolling in all areas, mostly around the Masjids,” the official said and added that some of the Panchayat representatives were killed outside the mosques. “The security agencies have been asked to concentrate on the patrolling around these places in the evenings,” he added.
 Principal Secretary Home BR Sharma told Greater Kashmir; “I would not comment on the issue.”  
 Army, which has started the night domination to instill a sense of security among the Panchayat representatives, said that they too have beefed up the vigil. “Our vigil in the areas of operation is always beefed up,” a top official of Army associated with the operations told Greater Kashmir.
 He said the practice of joint night patrolling (area-domination) by Army, CRPF and JK Police has been revived in several parts of the Valley following killing of some Panchayat representative and incidents of militancy.
 Sources in Army said that soldiers in north Kashmir have identified some of the volatile area and are carrying out patrolling round-the-clock. Sources identified the volatile areas as Palhallan, Nowpora, Goshbugh, Taapar, Wusan, Kalsari, Nehalpora, Nowpora, Nowpora-Jageer, Wagoora, Chenad, Soloosa, Khashi Tangan, Delina, Sangrama, Putkhah and Kreeri in district Baramulla.
 They added that patrolling in Sopore tehsil of the district has also been beefed up.
 A senior official of Awantipora based Victor Force said they have also identified the volatile areas. “We are carrying out patrolling in every area of operation,” he said. 

Lastupdate on : Thu, 8 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 8 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 9 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST




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