CRPF removes bunker from Srinagar's old city area

Srinagar: With security situation in Kashmir Valley improving, a CRPF bunker, constructed at the onset of militancy in 1991 in old city area, was today removed.

The bunker was removed from Gudoodbagh area of the city on Nai Sarak and there are plans to remove two more security pickets from the old city, officials said.

CRPF personnel demolish their post in Srinagar. Danish Ismail/Reuters

The removal of the bunker was a long-pending demand of residents of the old city as it was blocking one tube of the pivotal road connecting old city to commercial hub of Lal Chowk.

The process of reducing the number of security pickets in Kashmir was started in late 2010, following recommendations of the three-member panel of interlocutors.

More than 40 security bunkers have been removed from the city so far.


Published Date: Apr 02, 2012 19:24 PM | Updated Date: Apr 02, 2012 19:24 PM

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