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Car taken away for blasts; alert in Kashmir

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, May 6: An alert has been flashed to security forces on the ground to locate a maruti car taken away by some unidentified persons in south Kashmir during the intervening night of May 4 and 5, official sources said today.

The authorities suspect that the car may be used by militants to cause blast on the eve of reopening of Darbar Move offices, seat of the government in summer capital on Monday, the sources said.

They said the blue coloured maruti car, parked at a petrol pump at Bulsoo Kulgam in south Kashmir district of Anantnag, was taken away by the unidentified persons.

Police have already registered a case and started investigation, sources said.

Security forces were seen checking the documents and searching the vehicles entering into the city from outskirts, particuarly from south Kashmir.

The militants were using stolen cars for causing blasts to target security force vehicles in the valley for the past few years.

The cars used for triggering blasts in about half a dozen incidents in the city and outskirts in the recent past were all stolen from different areas.

Meanwhile, security forces are leaving no chance to frustrate any attempt by militants to cause blasts on the eve of the reopening of offices here.

Adequate security force personnel besides men from the Jammu and Kashmir police have been deployed at all important places for the security of the move officials.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary accompanied, Director General of police Gopal Sharma and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and other senior officers visited the Tulsi Bagh and other areas where the move officials will be staying.

Security arrangments of these areas were also discussed in length at a high level meeting.


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