Srinagar: Security has been beefed across Kashmir following two militant attacks in Jammu region which left 4 militants, 2 army personnel and 2 civilians dead.
A police official said that the security has been enhanced across the city as a precautionary measure to combat any militant attack. “We are always ready for such kind of situation. Now as the Jammu region has witnessed two militant attacks consecutively, so accordingly the security here has also been enhanced,” he said.
At various places in Srinagar, the security blanket was enhanced who were conducting frisking and random searches.
In Lal Chowk, the commercial hub of the Srinagar city, additional numbers of forces men were deployed at sensitive locations who were keeping close vigil on these vital points.
Reports said joint contingents of police and paramilitary forces conducted frisking of vehicles at Jahangir Chowk and Hyderpora apart from entry points like Panthachowk and Bemina.
Same was the situation along the national highway where cops were seen frisking haphazard searches of vehicles and commuters.
One of the passer by Javaid Ahmad said that “we are witnessing searches by security men from early morning today, I think it is all because of militant strike in Jammu” he added.
“The police has established checking points at various places. Private transporters and cabs plying on Srinagar roads are also being frisked thoroughly,” said a driver, Abdul Majeed.
In north Kashmir’s Baramulla and Sopore town, Army and CRPF men were seen carrying out frisking at many places.
Meanwhile, the security has been further beefed up in Katra, the base for Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, since today is the first day of the 9 day Navratri festival that sees huge rush from all of India. Lakhs of people visit the shrine in these nine days and high alert has been sounded to avoid any mishap, according to police sources.