Will assess situation today: Police Chief

Srinagar, Feb 9: Police Saturday said that any decision on relaxation in curfew will be taken on Sunday after assessment of situation and maximum possible restraint is being exercised while dealing with the situation.
“We have been able to contain the situation. We exercised maximum possible restraint while dealing with the people,” Director General of Police Ashok Prasad told Greater Kashmir.
He said that there were chances of mobilization of people by some elements and law enforcing agency would not allow that. “We will assess the situation on Sunday and decide the future course,” DGP said. Prasad said that one civilian received bullet injury in Baramulla. “Others are having minor injuries,” the DGP said adding around 40 personnel of police and CRPF were injured in the clashes. “There was damage to some vehicles of police and CRPF also,” he said. Besides police and CRPF, Army presence was also reported from the Baramulla area.
He said some officers of police including SP Kulgam were injured while dealing with the situation. “SP Kulgam has received five stitches near his eye,” he said.
State police chief said people pelted stones on forces resulting into the injuries of forces personnel. “They (forces) exercised maximum restraint,” he said adding that only non-lethal weapon was used wherever it was required.
Prasad said that most of the incidents took place in north Kashmir. “Though there were not widespread, but there were some incidents,” he said and added that volatile areas in north Kashmir are under constant vigil. Meanwhile, well informed sources in police said DGP held a video conference with the SSPs of all districts Saturday and took stock of the situation. Sources said that Prasad was briefed about the situation in all districts.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 9 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 9 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST

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