NEW DELHI: The CRPF has decided to tweak the standard operating procedures (SOPs) framed to secure its convoys, in the wake of a “new threat” where an explosives-laden vehicle was detonated by a terrorist alongside the force’s bus in Pulwama killing 40 personnel, the chief of the paramilitary force said Sunday.
“We have decided to add new features to our convoy movement to and from Kashmir,” CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar told reporters after undertaking a two-day tour of the Valley in the wake of the February 14 attack, the worst against security forces in Jammu and Kashmir in three decades.
“Apart from traffic control, there will be changes in the timings of convoy, their halt locations and movement in coordination with other security forces like the Army and the J-K police,” he said.
He said two convoys have been run after the attack at Latoomode in Pulwama and these new measures are being tested and implemented as part of the standard operating procedures (SOPs). (AGENCIES)