October 2000 News

Vigil stepped up around J&K Assembly complex

14 October 2000
The Hindu

Srinagar: The authorities have made unprecedented security arrangements in and around the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly complex following Intelligence reports of a possible militant attack. Senior police officials, including the Deputy Inspector General of Police, were present outside the Assembly complex keeping a close watch. All vehicles were being searched by the Border Security Force and police in the city and pedestrians were also frisked at in more than three places on the routes leading to the Assembly complex. Police personnel deployed near the Jehangir Chowk also directed journalists, having valid passes, to take a longer route. However, it was only after the intervention by a Superintendent of Police that they were allowed to go into the hall. No vehicle, except that of Ministers, Assembly members and security forces was being allowed to move through Budshah Chowk which remained closed during Assembly hours, leading to traffic jams in the civil lines.


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