ISLAMABAD: Indian troops and police have intensified checking and frisking of people and their vehicles in the name of so-called security in the run up to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to the Indian Occupied territory on Monday.
A security blanket has been thrown around vital installations across Srinagar city and checking has been intensified. The cricket Stadium in Sonawar where Narendra Modi is going to address a rally has virtually been sealed, while special checkpoints have been set up at various places especially the entry points of the city, KMS reported.
A police official told mediamen that the police and troops had been deployed in strength around the stadium and all the pedestrians, motorists and bikers were being thoroughly frisked.
He stated that security around all the sensitive and volatile areas across Srinagar had been beefed up. He added that CCTV cameras had been installed at different locations and armoured vehicles had been placed at various junctions.
People of Srinagar complained that they have to go through security checks and frisking which is irritating them. A number of motorcycles were also seized. The bikers said that they were being harassed and documents were demanded from them despite the fact that floods devastated everything here.
“It will still take more than a month for me to prepare documents for my bike. All my documents were lost in floods and yet at every security checkpoint, I am stopped and asked to show the documents,” Fayaz Ahmed, a medical representative, said.
“Over past few days, we have to face multiple security checks within and outside the Srinagar city which is creating huge inconveniences for us,” said a taxi driver.
Meanwhile, the police arrested three youth including an auto-rickshaw driver at a checkpoint near Bakhshi Stadium.