Encounter in Srinagar leaves locals without newspaper, TV

Last Updated: Friday, January 8, 2010 - 00:22

Srinagar: People in the city were deprived of
newspapers and TV network today as power service was cut and
public restricted from moving out during the encounter between
two holed up LeT miliants and security forces.

The authorities had enforced a power cut in Lal Chowk
area since yesterday as a precautionary measure. Newspapers
were printed but could not be distributed as civilian movement
was restricted from Regal Chowk, management of newspapers
said.

As part of operational strategy, police and CRPF had
cordoned off Lal Chowk in the morning and did not allow
civilians outdoors.

The cordon was extended to Hari Singh High Street,
Jehangir Chowk, tourist reception centre and Maulana Azad Road
as all shops and business establishments in these areas
remained closed for the second successive day.

Vendors of national newspapers could not distribute the
papers as shops were closed.

Security forces stormed a hotel in Lal Chowk killing two
holed up LeT terrorists in a 22-hour operation. A policeman
and a civilian had also died during the encounter.

-PTI

First Published: Friday, January 8, 2010 - 00:22
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