800 CRPF men headed for J&K in next two days

The government is rushing almost 800 personnel of central security forces to J&K to maintain law and order, even as curfew was clamped in more areas of the valley.

Last Updated: Jul 08, 2010, 22:52 PM IST

New Delhi: The government is rushing almost
800 personnel of central security forces to J&K to maintain
law and order, even as curfew was clamped in more areas of the
valley which witnessed stray attempts at violence as the Army
carried out a flag march in Srinagar for the second day today.

According to sources, the eight companies drawn from
CRPF and BSF will be sent in a day or two to the Kashmir
valley.

The Army had yesterday moved 17 columns (about 1,700
personnel) into various parts of the city to assist the civil
administration in maintaining law and order.

Home Minister P Chidambaram today said he hoped the Army
would not be required for too long in the valley and appealed
to the people there to observe restrictions.

He said a major part of patrolling and law enforcement
was being done by the state police and CRPF and the Army was
on standby in case there was need for its deployment.

PTI