Train service suspended on Srinagar-Banihal route after protests

However, train service from Srinagar to Baramulla and vice versa will operate as per the schedule, said an official.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: May 25 2018 12:12PM | Updated Date: May 25 2018 12:12PM
Train service suspended on Srinagar-Banihal route after protestsTrain service suspended on Srinagar-Banihal route after protests

Train service was suspended on the Srinagar-Banihal route on Friday following protests in Arwani area of Bijbehara in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.

The Srinagar-Banihal train service has been suspended due to the security reasons, a railway official said, GNS news agency reported.

He said the service was suspended as a precautionary measure in the wake of protests at Arwani.

However, train service from Srinagar to Baramulla and vice versa will operate as per the schedule, the official said.

According to the report, a group of people today morning took to streets and staged a protest demonstration against the arrest of several youth during nocturnal raids in the area.

The protesters stopped a train at Arwani to demand the release of all the youth arrested by the Special Operation Group (SOG) of police during night raids.

A police officer when contacted told GNS that they have picked up some youths from the area for questioning in connection with the firing incident on May 15 and grenade attack on May 23.

On May 15, an SPO was killed and another constable was injured after militants attacked a police vehicle in Pazalpora area of Bijbehara.

On May 23, ten persons suffered injuries after some unknown persons lobbed a grenade on a forces vehicle which missed the target and exploded on the roadside.

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