Suspicious movement detected outside Army camp in Kashmir's Shopian, gunshots heard

Kashmir, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 21 February 2019, 10:18 PM
There are no reports of any one getting injured in the incident. (Representational Image)
There are no reports of any one getting injured in the incident. (Representational Image)

An army sentry posted at Army camp in Kashmir's Shopian fired few shots after he detected some 'suspicious movement' around the camp. According to reports, the area around the camp has been cordoned off. "According to Police, some suspicious movement was noticed by the sentry at Nagisharan camp of 34 RR in Shopian, today," ANI tweeted.

"An alert sentry fired aerial shots after observing suspicious movement at Nagisharan camp of 34 RR in Shopian," a police official said. He said there are no reports of any one getting injured in the incident.

Meanwhile, in the wake of the killing of 40 jawans in a deadly attack on their convoy in Pulwama, the government has allowed paramilitary forces deployed in Jammu and Kashmir to take commercial flights to join duty or while going on leave.

The Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order saying it "has approved the entitlement of air travel on Delhi-Srinagar, Srinagar-Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu sectors to all the personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)".

This includes, the order said, their journey for joining duty, transfer, tour or going on leave. Till now, officers in the rank of Inspectors and above were given this air travel facility.

As many as 65,000 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel are deployed in the state as part of 65 battalions apart from units of the Border Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Central Industrial Security Force, Sashastra Seema Bal and the National Security Guard present in the Kashmir valley for rendering a variety of roles in the internal security grid.

The decision of the government comes in the wake of the February 14 Pulwama attack in which 40 personnel of the CRPF were killed when a explosives-laden vehicle was blown off by a JeM terrorist, near a force bus that was plying between Jammu-Srinagar as part of a convoy.

With PTI Inputs

 

 

First Published: Thursday, February 21, 2019 08:44 PM
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