Security on maximum alert in Kashmir Valley on R-Day

Srinagar: Security across Jammu and Kashmir was put on maximum alert on Wednesday on the eve of January 26 functions.

Police and paramilitary forces carried out random searches in and around Lal Chowk and adjoining areas here amid inclement weather, officials said

Security arrangements were even tighter around the Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium, the main venue for the official celebrations in the valley, as well as in other districts of Kashmir, the officials said.

Frisking of commuters, checking vehicles entering the city and setting up mobile and static checking points were some of the security steps taken to ensure a peaceful function in Jammu city, they said.

While Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha shall preside over the function and take salute on the main R-Day function at the M.A. Stadium, Jammu on January 26. According to a government order, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor shall preside over the function and take salute at the main function at Srinagar. “Further, DDC, Chairperson shall preside over the functions at respective district headquarters and take salute on the Republic Day (26th January, 2023).”

BDC, chairperson/president Municipal Council/Committees shall take salute respective Block Headquarters and Municipal Block at Respective Headquarters.

“In case block headquarters and municipal headquarters are the same, two separate functions shall be organised,” it reads, adding, “SDM/Tehsildar/Senior Most Civil officers (shall take salute) at respective Sub Divisional/Tehsil Headquarters, in case BDC Chairperson/President Council / Committee is not available.”

A senior police officer here told GNS that the situation was under control and expressed confidence that official functions will be held “incident-free”.

He said a multi-layered security cover has been put in place while domination and surveillance of areas are being undertaken ‘vigorously’ . (GNS)

 

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