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CRPF removes two of its oldest bunkers in Srinagar

PTI  Srinagar, March 15, 2013
First Published: 12:17 IST(15/3/2013) | Last Updated: 12:26 IST(15/3/2013)

CRPF has removed two of its oldest bunkers from the interior city of Srinagar as part of a regular exercise to reduce the presence of the security force where it is no longer required, officials said on Friday.


"CRPF has removed two bunkers from Eidgah area in Srinagar after a security review," PRO CRPF, Sudhir Kumar told PTI.

The bunkers were set up in 1990's. They were first occupied by Army, then BSF and subsequently by CRPF.

With the removal of these two bunkers, the total number of such posts removed from the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir has touched 46 in the last two-and-a-half years.

The PRO said no "formal orders" were issued to remove the bunkers and the removal was done after a routine security review.

"There were no orders. It is part of a routine review exercise which CRPF and civil administration undertake regularly," Kumar said.

As part of the recommendations of the All Party delegation, which visited Kashmir Valley at the peak of 2010 summer unrest, the government started the process of removal of bunkers from various parts of the city. The aim is to reduce the foot-prints of security forces from areas where they are no longer required.

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