Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar June 3: Day after the chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, directed DGP to take all possible steps to thwart any attempt to disrupt cellular networks in the Valley, police on Wednesday claimed that they have restored more than seventy percent of mobile phone network which was disrupted after the closure of towers.
“We have restored more than seventy percent mobile phone service in north and south Kashmir after hectic efforts of our teams throughout the night,” police spokesman.
He said that special police teams went from tower to tower and assured their hosts and landlords every possible security. “The result was that network started resuming and we are hopeful that by today evening everything will be normal,” he said.
Sources said that police immediately after the directions from the chief minister established special teams in every district and the said teams remained very active throughout the night meeting mobile tower hosts and landlords.
Cellular trade was badly disrupted after armed men of a lesser known, ‘Lashakar-e-Islami’ attacked mobile towers in north and central Kashmir killing two people and injuring other two.
The attacks had created a fear among the people related to the business of communication resulting in the breakdown of communication throughout the valley. However, police now claimed that after assuring every possible security to the tower owners they have started to restore the services.