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BSF, CRPF troops head to tense Kashmir

Source: PTI
February 11, 2013 13:24 IST
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As many as 14 companies of the Border Security Force were rushed to Kashmir Valley to tackle law and order trouble, if any, even as the region remained under curfew for the third day following the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Fourteen companies of BSF have been rushed to Srinagar for law and order duty and to ensure peace and tranquility, said security officials.

Five companies were withdrawn from some areas in Jammu frontier and sent to Kashmir Valley on Sunday, while nine more BSF companies were rushed to the Valley on Monday, they said.

Kashmir Valley remained under curfew for the third day on Monday. Mobile internet services remained suspended and newspapers failed to hit the stands following the hanging of Guru in Tihar jail in New Delhi on Saturday.

Restrictions on the movement of people in the valley were further tightened on Monday morning in view of the apprehension of widespread protests to commemorate the 29th death anniversary of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat.

Two people have died and at least 50 others, including 23 policemen, injured in clashes between protestors and law enforcing agencies across the valley since Saturday.

Apart from this, 10 additional companies of Central Reserve Police Force are arriving in Jammu on Monday afternoon and will be rushed to Kashmir Valley.

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