Indian Army operations in Lal Chowk Srinagar creates panic
According to Kashmir Media, many pedestrians told mediamen that the Armymen placed a Casspir vehicle with red flags in a horizontal direction outside the Women's College at Maulana Azad Road.
"Around 15 Army men could be seen patrolling streets in city centre. At the same time, policemen were seen searching a couple of buildings as well as creating fear among the passersby," they said.
"We were really surprised to see that Army men and the police team jointly patrolling the streets of Lal Chowk," said Abdur Rashid, a pedestrian. Many people were terrified to see the sudden presence of Army men and the police together, he said.
"Police searched a building opposite to Women's College and another one at the Palladium Cinema," the witnesses said.
On Wednesday, Indian Army choppers had conducted aerial surveillance in Srinagar areas. Witnesses said that army vehicles with red flags and warning sirens patrolled cantonment areas in Held Srinagar.