Apart from the sharp shooters and other security agencies, at least 25 companies of CRPF have been deployed in Srinagar city to pave way for the smooth conduct of Zubin Mehta’s musical concert.
CRPF has deployed its ‘Quick Action Team’ QAT in and around Shalimar to deal with any eventuality. While talking to CNS, Public Relations Officer, CRPF, Kishor Prasad said that apart from deploying 25 Companies, CRPF has created some 25 check-points for frisking purposes in Srinagar city.
“Our men are doing random checking and frisking of the people. The security has been beefed in the same way as we beef it up on special occasions like 15th of August or the arrival of Prime Minister,” Prasad said.
He said that CRPF is taking all possible measures to thwart any protest during the visit of Zubin Mehta in Kashmir. “We have been working in coordination with the police. Shalimar and its adjacent areas have already been sealed while security men have even been deployed inside the houses and on roof-tops,” he said.