Haven’t declared alert in any part of Kashmir: ADGP Khan

‘Satellite phones were distributed among policemen before commencement of Amarnath Yatra’
Muneer Khan/ File Photo
Muneer Khan/ File Photo

J&K Police on Sunday said it has not issued any alert and there was no direction for imposition of curfew in any part of Kashmir.

Talking to Greater Kashmir, Additional Director General ofPolice (ADGP) law and order, (security), Munir Khan said the rumors aboutimposition of curfew and issuance of the alert in Kashmir were "totallybaseless."

"We have not declared any alert in any part of Kashmir. Asfar as rumors about curfew are concerned, we have no such direction," Khansaid.

About the reports that satellite phones were beingdistributed to police official, the ADGP said: "That's an old issue. Thesephones were distributed among police men before commencement of Amarnath Yatrato ensure that our men operating in remote areas stay in touch with respectivecontrol rooms."

There is heightened tension in the Valley after the stategovernment on Friday asked tourists and Amarnath Yatris to cut short their stayin Kashmir and leave as soon as possible.

Since July 25 Kashmir has seen sudden troops' build-up. TheUnion Home Ministry has rushed more than 35,000 troops to the region. Thisadditional deployment has led to fear and panic among people though governmentofficials have repeatedly said the troops were sent as replacement.

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