Forces’ personnel withdrawn from several shrines, courts in Kashmir

JK Bank

Amidst the panic and chaotic confusion in the Valley with the subsequent reports of addiotional troop deployment, the Jammu and Kashmir police has withdrawn troops from a number of shrines, mosques and even some courts.

On Thursday afternoon, the government forces’ personnel deployed across these places were ordered to report to the police lines of their respective districts immediately, reported News18.

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While, the Additional Director General of Police, Munir Khan said to media that “There is input about weapon-snatching,” on the other hand, the media houses quoted a top police official saying, “In a law and order situation, the small security pickets often become the target. This is being done in that context.”

However, the officials maintained that no forces’ personnel have been removed from any place, and added that the government forces have been only asked to report to their police lines.

Meanwhile, sources said that an additional 25,000 troops have been called in to the Valley even as the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) denied such reports. The development comes a week after 10,000 troops (comprising 100 companies each) were deployed.