Security beefed up after grenade attack

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 10/14/2019 1:42:24 PM

SRINAGAR, Oct 13: Security was beefed up in several parts of Srinagar today after yesterday’s grenade attack at Hari Singh High Street here.
Nine persons were injured in the blast. They were removed to the hospital. After the attack, security was beefed up.
The tight security arrangements remained in place today also. The security personnel had set up additional check points on the roads where the vehicles were being stopped and searched. The identity cards of the occupants were being checked.
The security forces are on a state of high alert following intelligence inputs regarding possible militant strikes, officials said. They said efforts are being made to foil such attacks with tight security arrangements.
More security personnel, along with the flying squad, were deployed in Lal Chowk, Jehangir Chowk, Hari Singh High Street, Regal Chowk, TRC Chowk, Polo View and the areas around the city centre, a police official said.
He said that random checking of vehicles and frisking of people was being done as part of the security drill.
The deployment of more security personnel was done in the wake of a grenade attack in Hari Singh High Street market, a few hundred metres from the city centre on Saturday in which nine people were injured, the official said.
He said the authorities wanted to give a sense of security to the people and the vendors who had set up stalls for the weekly flea market on Sunday.
While the flea market usually remains open only on Sundays, several vendors have continued with putting their stalls along the TRC Chowk-Polo View-Lal Chowk road on daily basis for the last few weeks.



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