Frisking of people continues in Srinagar, elsewhere in Kashmir

Cordon And Search Operation was launched on Monday in the busiest area of Srinagar. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK

Srinagar and other major towns of Kashmir continue to witness enhanced security on Tuesday.

At most places police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force were seen carrying out frisking of people and checking of vehicles.

At some places security forces were asking the pedestrians to remove pheran – the traditional Kashmiri attire of winter. They were checking luggage and were asking for identity proofs. The forces also kept on stand by armoured vehicles at many road interjections while patrolling has been intensified.

An officer said new CCTV cameras have been set up in different locations of Srinagar “We have identified some locations in Srinagar. We have already installed CCTV cameras at various locations to keep proper surveillance,” the officer said.

He said that after two policemen were killed in a militant attack in Srinagar, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar directed an increase in security in Srinagar and other towns of Kashmir.

“IG Kashmir has directed increased security deployment at all vital locations, snipers to be placed on high-rise buildings, relocating permanent bunkers and anti-militant operations to be enhanced,” said the officer, adding that they have launched a manhunt to nab the militants.

IGP Vijay Kumar said, “We have enhanced frisking, checking to stop movement of militants in the city in view of recent militant attacks,” the IGP told the Greater Kashmir.

Inspector General of Police, CRPF, Srinagar Sector, Charu Sinha said that they have no specific input about the presence of militants. “Be it frisking or any measure, it is all a precautionary measure,” Sinha told the Greater Kashmir.

Reports of enhanced security were also received from other major towns of Kashmir. There were also reports of surprise search operations. Such an operation was carried out in the Tral area of southern Kashmir.