Tight security ahead of Modi’s ‘Lalkaar’ in Jammu

KL Report

JAMMU

Security arrangements have been tightened in Jammu as Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a public rally on Sunday.

Security forces are stopping all “unauthorized movement” in and around the venue of Modi’s ‘Lalkar Rally’, even journalists are not allowed to move freely.

Teams of Gujarat Police headed by an IG rank officer were seen taking rounds of M A Stadioum early Sunday, while local police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) carried out an advance security liaison drill at the stadium on Saturday.

Contingents of CRPF and state police have been deployed in strength throughout Jammu city and authorities have also imposed traffic restrictions on almost all the roads as part of the security arrangements. “The tight security is hindering people to move towards M A Stadium where round about 20 thousand people have reached till 10:30 am,” a Jammu based Journalist told Kashmir Life.

“Army was also seen assisting the civil administration to ensure fool-proof security as vehicles entering the city from Akhnoor, Nagrota and other outskirt areas were checked by army troops,” he added.

Modi is arriving in Jammu around along with senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley to address his maiden public meeting in J&K.

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