Barricades, searches return on Srinagar-Jammu highway

A day after twin militant attacks in Jammu region, the Army has again set up check-points on Srinagar-Jammu highway besides placing its Casper vehicles at various points to keep an eye on suspects.
Barricades, searches return on Srinagar-Jammu highway
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A day after twin militant attacks in Jammu region, the Army has again set up check-points on Srinagar-Jammu highway besides placing its Casper vehicles at various points to keep an eye on suspects.

Army has set up a major check-point outside its Srinagar-based 15 Corps headquarters in Srinagar and a close vigil is being maintained on every vehicle that crossed the point. Many travelers said that they were asked to step out of their vehicles and show identity cards. "Our vehicle was also searched," said GowharNazir, a resident of Pulwama.

A similar check point has been set up at Athwajan. Frequent travelers on the Srinagar-Pulwama road said that the Army had set up similar check points when Kashmir was witnessing massive pro-freedom protests in the past over four-month long uprising. "Now, they have once again set up check points at the same places."

A senior army officer, however, termed the setting up of check points as a routine security exercise. "When there is an alert, such measures are taken. But we ensure common people don't suffer," he said.

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