Adequate security arrangements in place, says IGP

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Dec 10: Adequate security arrangements have been made to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in Kashmir as the Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce its verdict tomorrow.
“We are duty-bound to ensure that peace prevails in the Valley under all circumstances,” Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir Zone V K Birdi said.
IGP refused to divulge specifics of the security set-up for tomorrow. He said “adequate arrangements” have been put in place.
“We are taking all precautions and will ensure that peace is not disturbed in Kashmir,” Birdi, who held security review meetings in most of the 10 Valley districts over the last two weeks, said.
Asked if orders invoking Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) on the misuse of social media were related to the Supreme Court’s expected judgment, he said there have been several incidents of some elements trying to provoke people.
“There have been several posts recently, in which there were attempts to provoke people. Action has been taken against such elements in the past and action will be taken in the future as well,” he added.