Police puts more check-posts on Kashmir highways

In the wake of a militant attack in Udhampur area of Jammu yesterday, security agencies have stepped up surveillance on two key highways in Kashmir, official sources said Thursday.

Police puts more check-posts on Kashmir highwaysFollowing the attack yesterday in which two constables and a militant were killed, the police top brass has passed directions to its lower-rung officials that they must step up vigil on highways to prevent “occurrence of such attacks.”

More check points are now being established on highways to ensure safety and security of commuters, a police official said.

Inspector General of Police (Kashmir range), Syed JavidMujtabaGilani admitted that in the wake of Udhampur attack, police is “maintaining extra vigil on highways.”

“We don’t need extra manpower for highways, but security has been heightened. We have increased the number of check points on Srinagar-Jammu and Srinagar-Baramulla highways,” he told .

According to travelers on Srinagar-Baramulla highway, at least five to six new check points have been set up from Mirgund to Baramulla.  “Hectic frisking takes place at Mirgund, Pattan, Hyderbeigh and Kralhar areas,” said a regular commuter, Feroz Ahmad.

Similar check posts have been established on Srinagar-Anantnag highway, especially from Pantha Chowk to Pampore, reports and witnesses said.

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