Jammu & Kashmir

January 26: Armed forces on high alert in JK, says police

A deploymen of armed forces personnel stand in Lal Chowk, Srinagar. [FPK File Photo /Zainab]

Srinagar: A massive deployment has been put in place across JK ahead of the January 26 functions amid a high alert in the armed forces grid of the UT.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vidhi Kumar Bhirdi said that all the arrangements are in place as the multi-level security grid is on high alert mode to ensure smooth conduct of all official functions across the Valley.

“We are in constant touch with the other armed forces’ agencies. There will be no restrictions on people’s movement as everybody is invited to participate in the event across Kashmir,” the IGP said, adding that people will be facilitated towards the venue.

Asked about the possibility of attempts by militants to disrupt the official functions, he said such inputs are being scanned constantly. “We are ready to deal with any challenge,” he said.

The main parade will be held at Moulana Azad Stadium Jammu where LG Manoj Sinha will unfurl the tri-colour while as in Kashmir the main function will be held at Bakshi Stadium where LG’s Advisor B R Bhatnagar will take the salute of the parade.

In Srinagar, amid heightened arrangements, police and CRPF have intensified frisking at various points including the roads connecting with the highways. A police official said that on highways joint teams of army, police and CRPF have been deployed to prevent any untoward incident.

In Jammu, officials said that a high alert has been sounded and armed forces have been asked to maintain the highest level of vigil to ensure smooth passage of the event. “In both regions, forces are on a high alert mode,” a police official said.

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