Srinagar, Nov 9: After two latest killings security has been enhanced and searches have been intensified across Kashmir, especially in Srinagar.
A policeman and a civilian were shot dead within 24 hours in two different parts of Srinagar city.
A high level security meeting was held at Jammu Civil Secretariat on Tuesday that was attended by IGP Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar. Security was thoroughly reviewed during the meeting, sources said.
Multiple checkpoints and roadblocks have been erected across Srinagar. Reports said that the security is very stringent and the searches have been intensified. Police and CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) parties have been patrolling in larger number while vehicles are also being searched.
Bikers and commuters were frisked at historic Lal Chowk for couple of hours. Policemen and Para-military troopers deployed in the city centre were seen stopping the vehicles, asking commuters and passengers to come down for searches.
Sources said that the number of bulletproof mobile bunker vehicles deployed at sensitive places has also been increased and the high-tech CCTV surveillance enhanced. Women paramilitary forces have been deployed in parts of Srinagar to assist with the searches.
Last month at least 11 civilians were targeted by suspected militants while this month two persons including a policeman have been shot dead. (KNT)
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