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Post Pulwama attack, we made strategic changes to ensure safe passage of convoys on highway, says IG CRPF

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(Asian News Hub) – The Inspector General Central Reserve Police Force, Deepak Ratan on Sunday said that, over the past two years after a dreaded attack on a CRPF convoy in Lethpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, a lot changes have been made in CRPF including the SOPs, equipment and training. 

According to the news agency—KNO, the IG CRPF while paying rich tributes to 40 Jawans, who were killed in the dreaded attack on this day in 2019 in Lethpora area, told reporters that there have been a lot of changes in the CRPF since then.

He said that over the past two years there have been a lot of changes in the SOPs, available equipment and training. “We have modified and amended the mode of training in such a way that if there is any contingency or on being challenged by the militants, they will be given a befitting reply,” he said.

In  reply to a question, Ratan said that to ensure safe passage of the convoy movement on the highway they have provided training to the road opening party (ROP) on modern lines and have framed new SOPs.

He said that in order to prevent such attacks in the future that ensure that the movement of traffic on the road during convoy is controlled, convoy limits have also been contained as lot of movement of Jawans is being carried out via air traffic and mostly movement of stores is being carried out through convoy.

He said that to prevent such incidents in the future and to minimize possibility of such attacks, a lot of precautions are being taken by the CRPF.

In reply to another question, IG said that CCTV cameras have been installed at various points on the highway and drone surveillance is also being carried and generally movement of convey is being done in bulletproof bunkers.

He also said that they are proud of the sacrifices made by the CRPF Jawans during the attack on the convoy in Lethpora and not only CRPF but whole nation stands by the families of those Jawans who were killed in the attack.

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Two tipper drivers crushed to death in Baramulla

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Srinagar, Aug 09: Two tipper drivers were crushed to death after coming under falling stones at a stone quarry in Drangbal area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district this afternoon, official sources told GNS.

Also Read: MeT forecasts mainly dry weather in J&K for 24 hrs

They said that the duo was near the stone quarry when several stones fell over them, resulting in their on-spot death.

The deceased duo has been identified as Hilal Ahmad and Zaffar Ahmad Gojri.

Confirming the incident, a police official told GNS that a police team was on spot to collect more details.

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MeT forecasts mainly dry weather in J&K for 24 hrs

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Srinagar, Aug 09: Weatherman has forecasted mainly dry weather with possibility of isolated light rain and thunderstorm over Jammu and Kashmir in next 24 hours.

Also Read: Youm-e-Ashura | Restrictions will be on some traffic routes of Sgr due to huge gathering in rallies: Sgr Police

A meteorological department official here said that in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours, Bhaderwah received 8.1 mm of rain followed Pahalgam with 5.6 mm, Gulmarg 2.8 mm while Srinagar had traces of it.

Regarding minimum temperature, he said, there was increase in mercury at most places in Kashmir and Jammu division.

Srinagar, he said, recorded a low of 20.3°C against 19.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.7°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 17.7°C against 19.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.2°C above normal there, he told GNS.

Also Read: LG remembers sacrifice of the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 16.0°C against 15.8°C on the previous night and it was 3.0°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort.

Kokernag recorded a low of 17.6°C against 17.3°C on the previous night and it was 1.8°C above normal for the place, he said.

World famous Gulmarg resort recorded a low of 11.0°C against 10.2°C on the previous night. However it was 1.1°C ‘below’ normal for the north Kashmir place.

Kupwara town saw a low of 17.6°C same as recorded on previous night and it was 0.3°C above normal for the place during this time of the season, the official told Global News Service.

Jammu recorded a low of 27.0°C against 26.4°C on the previous night. It was 1.9°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 19.0°C, Batote 19.5°C, Katra 24.6°C, Bhadarwah 18.8°C and Kathua 24.4°C.

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LG remembers sacrifice of the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura

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Srinagar, Aug 08: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha remembered the sacrifice of the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram.

Also Read: Youm-e-Ashura | Restrictions will be on some traffic routes of Sgr due to huge gathering in rallies: Sgr Police

In his message, the Lt Governor said, martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions has guided the humanity to strive for justice, values and righteousness.

The Lt Governor prayed for peace and prosperity in J&K, and urged the people to be kind, compassionate and work for the needy and underprivileged.

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