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Ahead of 'Republic Day' security arrangements beefed up across north Kashmir
1/21/2018 11:07:16 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz
Early Times Report

BARAMULLA, Jan 21: A high security alert has been beefed up across the North Kashmir about the possible militant attacks to disrupt the January 26 republic celebrations, authorities have made unprecedented security arrangements, and barricades have been placed in to foil any untoward incidents.
Police has set up barricades at several places across the north Kashmir districts and they are also carrying out random searches of vehicles entering into the main towns of Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara, sources told Early Times.
They said that, "heavy deployments of security forces have been deployed around the Republic Day function venues to keep an eye on any suspicious persons.
Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF are keeping a tight vigil along with their men in sensitive parts of north Kashmir like Sopore, Palhallan, Handwara, Kupwara and Bandipora towns, sources informed.
Sources said that, "various check posts have come up in Sopore town of Baramulla district where in the recent past IED blast occurred on Jan 6, in which four policemen lost their lives, after which JeM militant outfit had claimed the responsibility.
The Army foiled a major infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of this north Kashmir district on Jan 15, in which five heavily armed militants of JeM were killed, said sources.
Sources also said that, while as army had also claimed that major tragedy was averted on the army day and ahead of republic day celebrations.
Meanwhile Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also visited this north Kashmir district today and high security arrangements were made from all routes across the town.
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