District Magistrate Pulwama Saturday evening imposed restrictions on movement of people around encounter sites. The DM said the order was issued to save the civilian lives as they receive bullet injuries during and after encounters.
The order reads: "In order to save the precious lives of people, it is expedient to impose restrictions on their movement near encounter sites. Therefore in exercise of powered vested in me under section 144 Cr Pc, I order that people should not venture out within the radius of 2.5 kilometers from the encounter sites."
The valley has been witnessing protests around encounter sites wherein people even resorted to stone pelting on security forces in a bid to help trapped militants escape. Several people have been killed and injured in forces' firing on the civilians in such situations.