Security Beefed Up In Kashmir Ahead Of I-Day

Security Beefed Up In Kashmir Ahead Of I-Day

13 August 2012
Deccan Herald


Srinagar: Security was beefed up in the Kashmir Valley after intelligence inputs suggested that militants may carry out attacks ahead of Independence Day. Sources told Deccan Herald that a red alert has been issued in the Valley, especially in Srinagar city, to ensure that I-Day functions are held peacefully. “Sniffer dogs, close circuit television cameras (CCTVs), high-tech access control equipment and human surveillance have been put in place to thwart any terrorist attack,” they said and added that police teams in civilian clothes have been deployed in Srinagar and sensitive towns of the Valley. “Sharp shooters have been deployed at all high-rise buildings around Bakshi Stadium (main venue of I-Day function in Srinagar) to meet any eventuality and activities across the Srinagar are being closely monitored,” sources said. Meanwhile, police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel conducted surprise checks on vehicles and frisked people at several places in Srinagar on Monday.