CRPF to Get More Bullet Proof Vehicles In Vulnerable Areas

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Jammu: What seems to be the fallout of the Pampore attack, the CRPF may get more bullet proof vehicles from the Centre soon. If sources are to be believed, the MHA is going to take these steps to ensure better security.

A three member Home Ministry team is in Srinagar to assess the latest security situation, sources said. The team arrived here to take stock of the security scenario after the deadly militant attack in Pampore which killed 8 CRPF jawans. The team is closely assessing the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to figure out if there were any possible lapses in its implementation during the June 25 Pampore attack.

The team is also looking into the preparedness with the upcoming annual Amarnath yatra beginning on July 2. Sources say the Centre will wait for return of its three-member high level team from Kashmir and its report before taking a decision on whether there was requirement for deployment of more personnel in Kashmir.

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The force may in the meantime soon get more bullet-proof in the Kashmir Valley to ensure that para-military forces move in vulnerable zones and militancy-infested areas.

After the Pampore attack many questions have been raised on the level of alertness and the response by the security forces to such militant acts. It is pertinent to remember that intelligence input had been sent to all the security agencies on that day about a possible attack of this nature. The officers were advised to be vigilant.