Srinagar, August 13, 2018 (PPI-OT): Occupied Kashmir is offering a scenario of an open jail as strict curfew-like restrictions have been imposed across the territory especially in Srinagar in the name of security ahead of August 15, the India’s Independence Day. Special restrictions are in place in and around Cricket Stadium in Srinagar where the main function would be held. Governor Narinder Nath Vohra would unfurl the Indian flag and take the salute at the function.
Police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have intensified patrolling, vehicle checking and frisking at various flashpoints in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley. Several arrests have been made, so far, in the name of preventive measures.
Additional Director General of Police Security and Law and Order, Munir Ahmad Khan said special arrangements were put in place for the functions like August 15. “There will be 3-tier security comprising components of police and paramilitary CRPF,” Inspector General of Police CRPF Srinagar, Ravideep Sahi told Rising Kashmir.
This year’s August 15 is the second function which would be held at Srinagar Cricket Stadium. Earlier, August 15 and January functions used to be held at Bakshi Stadium which is undergoing renovation work. Sharpshooters have been deployed in all sensitive areas like Sulaiman Teng. “Drones and CCTV cameras are also being used at the main venues for monitoring the event and some CCTV cameras have already been installed,” the senior CRPF officer said.
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