Kashmir violence: JK Police calls on its personnel to exercise ‘extreme caution’

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Apr. 16 : The Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday issued an advisory for its personnel in the wake of the soaring violence in the Valley, advice them to avoid visiting their hometowns for the next few months as their personal security is of paramount importance.

The advisory issued by the police headquarters referred to the recent unfortunate incidents in the valley where terrorists and anti-national and anti-social elements have cause damage to the life and property of police personnel.

"In view of these unfortunate incidents, police personnel, particularly from south Kashmir, are advised to exercise extreme caution while visiting their homes.

They should preferably avoid visiting their homes for the next few months as their personal security is of paramount importance," the advisory said.

All the unit heads have been directed to brief their officers and men regarding the threat and ensure that the life and property of police personnel is well secured.

Earlier on April 2, at least 14 police personnel were injured in a grenade attack by militants in Nowhatta area of old Srinagar.

In March, at least 10 gun-wielding militants vandalised the home of a senior officer in south Kashmir's Shopian district and warned his relatives that he should quit his job or face the consequences.

The militants damaged electronic appliances and broke window panes at the family residence of the DySP-rank officer who is currently posted in Srinagar.

Source: ANI