STATE TIMES NEWS
Srinagar: The Government on Tuesday removed one of the oldest Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bunker at Amira Kadal area of Srinagar.
According to locals, the bunker in Amira Kadal was erected in 1992, and was presently housed by CRPF.
They added that earlier police was deployed there but lately it was replaced by CRPF and then by BSF. Finally, CRPF took over the bunker again.
“The bunker was frequently being attacked when terrorism was at its peak,” said locals.
“The decision to remove the bunker was taken after deliberations,” a Srinagar based agency reported quoting sources.
The removal of the bunker was a long-pending demand of residents of the city.
Meanwhile, Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Junaid Azim Mattu said that all the three bunkers in the Amira Kadal area have been demolished and a park will be built there.
“All three bunkers at the end of Amira Kadal Bridge (towards HSH Street) have been demolished and the land cleared. Will be developed as a Park by SMC now and maintained in coordination with the local Dastageer Sahab (RA) Shrine Auqaf Committee. Well done!,” Mattu wrote on Twitter.
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