Baghat attack | More security measures in Srinagar, elsewhere in Kashmir

A day after the hit and run attack by militants, security measures in Srinagar and other areas of Kashmir were heightened on Saturday even as police said that they were investigating the incident.

Since Saturday morning, police and paramilitary forces carried out random searches in various parts of Srinagar city including Lal Chowk. Extra barricades were erected to monitor the movement of traffic on city roads.

In Srinagar, armoured vehicles were seen at many places and paramilitary forces were patrolling the streets.  The security was beefed up in several areas of Srinagar and more security personnel, along with the flying squads, were deployed in Lal Chowk, Jehangir Chowk, Hari Singh High Street, Regal Chowk, TRC Chowk, Polo View and the areas around the city centre.

“Police and security forces increased their presence in Srinagar and elsewhere on Saturday in the backdrop of yesterday’s attack in which two cops died,” a senior police officer told the Greater Kashmir. “Surveillance too has been increased at a number of places in Kashmir.”

The officer said that security forces were carrying out random checking of vehicles entering Srinagar city and makeshift check posts were set up by police and CRPF.

“Security personnel are alert to thwart any more attacks,” the officer said adding that security personnel along with flying squads have been deployed in several areas of the city and across Kashmir.

On Friday, militants killed two policemen in Baghat area of Srinagar in a surprise attack.

Meanwhile, police said that investigations into the Baghat attack were underway. “We are investigating,” Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, told the Greater Kashmir. “Efforts are on to get the attackers in minimum possible time.”