10 more CRPF companies to reach Valley today
State seeks re-enforcement
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Feb 10: To tackle the fallout of hanging of Afzal Guru ten more companies of paramilitary CRPF would arrive in the Valley by Monday evening.
“Force is arriving in Jammu on Sunday evening from New Delhi headquarters of CRPF. They would arrive in the Valley by Monday evening,” a senior police officer told Greater Kashmir.
“We have also taken the help of BSF and they too have been deployed at some places for tackling the situation,” he added.
The personnel, arriving here, would be given some orientation before their deployment, he said adding, “Till Friday, we need heavy deployment in almost all parts of Valley to tackle the situation”.
Sources said that Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was also requested to spare some companies. “They told us their force is not trained in using non-lethal weapons and we refused their help,” he said and added that force personnel not trained to handle non-lethal weapons would not be deployed in any part of the Valley. The step is to ensure maximum restrain and zero causality,” he said.
DGP chairs situation assessment meet
Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad, Sunday evening chaired a situation assessment meeting here at Police Control Room.
The police official said that directions were passed to force to exercise maximum possible restraint while dealing with the situation.
He said DGP held a video conference with the SSPs of all districts Sunday evening and took stock of the situation. Sources said that Prasad was briefed about the situation in all districts.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, S M Sahai, DIG Central Kashmir, Syed Afad-ul- Mujtaba, and SSP Aashiq Hussain Bukhari were also present.
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