Srinagar, Aug 15: The 75th Independence Day celebrations went off peacefully across Kashmir and no untoward incident was reported anywhere in the region, police said on Monday.
The main function was held at Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket ground in Srinagar where Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha hoisted tricolor, inspected the parade and took the ceremonial salute.
Additional Director General of Police Vijay Kumar told Rising Kashmir that Independence Day celebrations went off peacefully in Kashmir and no untoward incident was reported in the Valley.
“We had placed elaborate security arrangements across the Valley to ensure peaceful celebrations. No untoward incident was reported anywhere in the Valley during the functions held in all districts in the region,” he said.
Another senior police officer said high-tech drones and CCTV were used to monitor the overall situation during the functions across Kashmir.
He said adequate security arrangements were put in place across Srinagar, highways, major junctions, and hot spots to thwart any untoward incident.
Most of the shops and business establishments remained shut in Srinagar while public transport, particularly buses and mini-buses remained off the roads.
However, private transport including cabs, cars, and auto-rickshaws were visible on the roads. The day passed peacefully in the entire region, the police officer said.
“Most government buildings, including educational institutes, hoisted the tricolor and sang the national anthem, and school heads later uploaded their videos online,” he said.
After reviewing the situation in Valley, this year police had decided not to snap mobile and internet services on 15th August.
Scores of activists gathered at historic Lal Chowk (Ghanta Ghar) and unfurled the national flag. There was no restriction on anyone hoisting the tricolor near the tower.
In north and south Kashmir districts, the national flags were hoisted by the DDC chairpersons. The Panchayati Raj Representatives unfurled the national flag at the district, sub-district, tehsil level, as well as in panchayats.
Civilian injured in Chadoora grenade attack
Srinagar, Aug 15: A civilian was injured after terrorists hurled grenade in Gopalpora Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said.
A senior officer told Rising Kashmir that terrorists hurled grenade in the Gopalpora Chadoora.
In this terror incident, one civilian was injured. Area cordoned off, he said.
“The injured was identified as Karan Kumar Singh. He has been shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment where his condition is stated to be stable," Kashmir Police Zone said in Tweet.
The official said following the attack, the injured were immediately shifted to a nearby hospital where his condition is stable.
"Soon after the attack, senior Police officers immediately reached the terror crime spot," he said.
Meanwhile, Police have registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law and an investigation is in progress.