‘Kashmir Marathon’: ‘Nothing but Security Lapse,’ says Chief Guest

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

Following the ruckus in “Big Kashmir Marathon” at University of Kashmir, the minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Suknandan Kumar, who was the chief guest on the occasion, has complained before the police chief that the protests at the event was “nothing but security lapse”.

Taking cognizance of minister’s complaint, the Director General of Police K Ranjendra Kumar had called for a hurried meeting of his subordinate officers on Tuesday, said sources. The meeting was attended by IGP CID, IGP Kashmir, DIG central Kashmir, and SSP Srinagar.

“The officers,” as per sources, “have briefed the DGP that the protests and violence at the event was not policing failure but result of not properly informing the police by the organisers.”

The organiser of the event was private radio channel, BIG 92.7 FM, which as per police officers “had failed to give proper information of participants to the police”.

Pertinently, clashes erupted at the first-ever international half-marathon event held in Srinagar last Sunday. (KNS)

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