|Random searches, frisking continues|
EArly Times Report
Srinagar, Feb 26: Random and surprise searches and frisking by security forces continued for the past few days on Friday in Srinagar, where gunmen shot dead two personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police and shot at and injured a dhaba owners son during the past fortnight.
Pedestrain, customers and shopkeepers were taken by surprise when security forces immediately sealed the busy Hari Singh High Street (HSHS) in the heart of the city today. Though women and children were allowed to go, men of all ages were asked to stand in a queue. Later, their identity cards were properly checked and bags and other articles searched before allowing them to go. Vehicles, including private cars, two wheelers and three wheelers were also properly checked by the security forces. The identity cards of those driving the vehicles and passengers were also checked.
However, normalcy returned in one of the crowded market in the city. Security forces conducted similar operations in other parts of the city as intelligence inputs suggest that militants are trying to smuggle in arms and ammunition and sneak into city from outskirts to cause disturbance .