Kashmir, Leh, Mughal road closed for security reasons

BK Web Desk/Srinagar
May 30, 2017 BREAKING NEWS 368 Views

Traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu and Srinagar-Leh national highways, besides the historic Mughal road, remained suspended for the second day today for security reasons. Situation was tense in Kashmir valley after the killing of Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, successor of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani, and another militant in an encounter at Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Saturday.

Traffic on the highway, linking the valley with the rest of the country, was suspended yesterday for security reasons, a traffic police official told UNI. He said no vehicle was allowed from Srinagar or Jammu on the highway for security reasons.

Similarly, traffic on the historic 86-km-long Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, also remained suspended for the second day today. He said traffic also remained suspended on the highway, linking Ladakh region with Kashmir.

He said no traffic was allowed from Srinagar to Drass on the highway. However, traffic was plying from Drass to Leh normally. Traffic on the highways and Mughal road was suspended as a precautionary measure, he said, adding the decision to resume traffic on all roads would be taken later in the day. After the killing of Sabzar, the separatists had called for a two-day strike, while authorities imposed restrictions in the valley. Today, the separatists had called for Tral Chalo.

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