BSF occupies SP College Srinagar

‘Additional 26 BSF companies to reach Valley’

Srinagar: As Border Security Force (BSF) re-entered State’s summer capital after more than a decade a day before, the central government is rushing 26 more companies in order to control the current uprising.

Reliable sources told KNS that GoI is rushing additional 26 companies (100 personnel in each company) of BSF to control the worsening situation across Kashmir, following the killing of Hizb Commander Burhan Wani on July 08 of last month.

Sources informed that the BSF companies are being drawn from Gujrat, Rajasthan and West Bengal.

“The decision to depute BSF who are expected to reach Kashmir within a day or two will taken control the current unrest across the Valley,” sources said.

They said that the GoI believes that BSF is much experienced in dealing the situation in Kashmir and later decided to send them to Valley to control the current uprising in the Valley.

Notably, on Monday, the BSF men entered summer capital and manned the city. It was after eleven years that BSF men took over Srinagar in times of severe crisis.

Pertinently, 40 additional companies of CRPF were brought from outside J&K to man Kashmir streets to control the current protests here while CRPF PRO as per reports has said that its 73 battalions which were deployed for Amarnath Yatra are being redeployed in Kashmir “according to need”.

However, a top police official told KNS that they have no information about the reaching of additional 26 BSF companies to Valley. “We don’t have any information regarding the issue,” he said.

Meanwhile, reports said that BSF troopers who were deployed in Srinagar on Monday occupied the historic SP College campus in Srinagar.

It is worth to mention here that more than 60 civilians and 2 police men were killed while thousands of people sustained injuries during the ongoing protests that erupted after the killing of Hizb commander, Burhan Wani who was killed in a ‘gunfight’ that raged in Bumdoora village of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. (KNS)

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