Security beefed up for PM visit
Srinagar, Oct 9: Security arrangements in the city have been intensified in the wake of prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s scheduled visit to the Valley Saturday to flag off Kashmir’s first ...
Srinagar, Oct 9: Security arrangements in the city have been intensified in the wake of prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh's scheduled visit to the Valley Saturday to flag off Kashmir's first train. Additional deployments of paramilitary CRPF have also been put on vigil.
Police said security around the venues including city Railway Stations, to be visited by PM, has been beefed up.
"Security has been strengthened in areas close to venue. Special arrangements have been made in Srinagar and security crosschecks are being conducted across the city to avoid any mishaps," a top police official wishing anonymity told Greater Kashmir.
He said the police has already mobilized its forces in Srinagar and "additional companies of CRPF" would also be used.
Another top cop added: "We have enough forces on the ground, including the police and CRPF, to manage the security and they have already been kept on alert."
"We are keeping vigil on every suspicious movement in the city and forces are ready to counter any attempt of violence," he added.
When contacted PRO CRPF, Prabakar Tripathi, said: "All CRPF companies are with police and they can be used in prime minister's security by the state police."
"60 companies of CRPF are already working with the police and they (police) can use them if needed."
The PRO said the prime minister's security was the concern of police and CRPF could assist under the guidance of police authorities.
"It's not our concern and police have to take care of the security. We can only assist them."