Elaborate security arrangements in place for smooth R-day: Police

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Elaborate security arrangements are in place for the smooth conduct of Republic -Day across Kashmir tomorrow while Lieutenant Governor’s (LG’s) advisor Baseer Khan will unfurl the tri-colour in Srinagar and take salute of the parade at highly fortified Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium in Srinagar.

A heavy security blanket has been put in-place at Moulana Azad Sadium in Jammu where LG Manoj Siha will address the R-day gathering and unfurl the tri-colour.

A police official told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) parties have laid a thick security cover across Srinagar, where the main function will be held. “Roads leading to the main venue in Srinagar—SK Cricket Stadium,” a source said.

“We are fully prepared to deal with any eventuality and that forces have been asked to maintain utmost vigil,” a police official said, wishing not to be named. “Security agencies in J-K are maintaining a tight vigil to ensure smooth R-Day functions across Kashmir.”

He also said that while the “known suspects” have been kept under surveillance, the quick reaction teams of the police have been kept ready.

“Night domination patrols have been increased and every possible step is being taken to maintain high alert,” he maintained.

In addition, sharpshooters have been deployed in the close vicinity of SK stadium, the main venue of Republic Day function, the officer said, adding CCTV cameras are being monitored round the clock. Meanwhile, an official said that at Srinagar, advisor to LG, Baseer Ahmed Khan, will take the salute of the parade and unfurl the tri-colour—(KNO)

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