Agence India Press
August 10, 2011
Srinagar: Army on Wednesday said the troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir have been put on high alert to thwart any infiltration bid ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.
“With the Independence Day approaching, the troops along the Line of Control have been placed on high alert to thwart any infiltration bid into the Valley,” a defence spokesman said in a statement.
He said the past fortnight has seen a spate of infiltration attempts especially in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district which have been successfully foiled by alert troops.
The spokesman said it seems that militants and their sponsors are trying to cause disturbances during the holy month of Ramdan and ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.
“This anti-people tactics of the terrorists and their sponsors must be thwarted by joint action of the people and the security forces,” he added.
Meanwhile, Navin Agarwal, ADGP Security J&K conducted a security review of Bakshi Stadium Srinagar, where the Independence Day function is scheduled to be held on 15th August.
During the review all the security arrangements like access control and anti- sabotage check were found in place and functioning smoothly on ground and all the security gadgets installed were also found in good working condition.
All the security personnel were suitably briefed to remain extra vigilant and to deal with public very politely. General public has been advised to bring their identity cards with them and also requested not take along any objectionable item.
The entrance of the general public will be from Gate No. 7 and 8 while parking place for vehicles will be in Government Amar Singh College premises.
Navin was accompanied by P.R Manhas DIG Security Kashmir and Rafiq-ul-Hassan SSP Security Kashmir during the review visit. (AIP)