‘Alert Sounded Across Valley’

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Security has been beefed up in Kashmir Valley following the spurt in infiltration attempts in North Kashmir forests and rise in militant activities from past few days.

Official sources while talking to a local news agency, GNS, said, “Government forces have increased checking at different entry points to Srinagar City following the rise in infiltration attempts near LoC in Keran, Tangdar and Machil sectors of Kupwara district. Probably some militants managed to sneak into this side and it is said that 2-3 militants made their way to Srinagar City.”

Witnesses said that Police and paramilitary CRPF men were seen carrying out frisking of vehicles particularly LMVs in most parts of Srinagar following the reports that militants have entered city and some unknown persons have stolen a motorbike from Srinagar City last evening. “They were also checking the documents of motor bikes,” witnesses said.

Witnesses said forces had erected barricades at vital junctions and the vehicles entering into Srinagar through different entrance points were also being thoroughly checked. “The additional deployment of forces and police was made at several places,” they said.

A Police spokesman told GNS that a black color motorcycle bearing registration number PB58/423 has been stolen from Bulbul Bagh area in Srinagar.

The beefing of security has come just a day after militants attacked a Police Station and Army camp in Kathua and Samba area of summer capital Jammu.

The Jammu attacks took place ahead of the meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Shareef, scheduled to take place on Sep 29 on the margins of UN General Assembly.

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