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Explosives found near Bakshi stadium
August 13, 2004 14:16 IST
Last Updated: August 13, 2004 17:57 IST
Police and security forces have been put on maximum alert in Jammu and Kashmir in view of militant threats to disrupt Independence Day celebrations and seizure of a huge cache of arms and ammunition from near Bakshi Stadium, the venue of the main function in Srinagar.
In the wake of threats by Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad to disrupt the celebrations, a three-tier
Police assisted by paramilitary troops, which were carrying out area domination and sanitisation exercises near the venues, found a huge cache of arms and explosives in the vicinity of Bakshi Stadium last night.
Three rockets, a high explosive 60-mm mortar bomb, four kgs of explosives and 10 grenades were among the
The sources told PTI that for the first time ambulances with mini-blood bank and operation theatre facilities would be put on standby on Sunday.
Inspector General of Police K Rajendra Kumar has directed his force and other security agencies to exercise extra care and ensure close cooperation to scuttle nefarious designs of forces inimical to peace in Kashmir.
The measures are also in view of the stepped up militant strikes on mainstream politicians. Terrorists have carried out several attacks on Deputy Chief Minister Mangat Ram Sharma in the past one month, including at Kapran recently where six persons were killed and scores injured.
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