CASO at Lal Chowk ahead of R-Day function

MAJID NABI. Dated: 1/26/2020 12:15:24 AM

SRINAGAR, Jan 25: Special Operation Group (SOG) of police today carried searches operation at Lal Chowk and its adjoining areas ahead of Republic Day function which is scheduled to be held at Sher-i-Kashmir International Cricket Stadium (SKIC) at Sonwar on Sunday.
Witnesses said the SOG men launched Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at Abiguzar and Court Road areas this afternoon and carried house to house search to ensure no militant is hiding in the area.
The step according to officials was taken as a security measure ahead of Republic Day function to be held at SKIC Sonwar. They also said that security has been tightened in Srinagar especially around SKIC the main venue for R-Day function.
Officials said that additional forces have been deployed at all sensitive areas of the city including Lal Chowk to ensure no subversive takes place having potential to disturb smooth R-Day function.
Police and CRPF carried frisking of pedestrians while private and passenger vehicles were allowed to move only after thorough checking. Special (Naka’s) check points were laid at many places in Srinagar to avoid any disturbance on Republic Day.



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