Srinagar: A day after a massive bombing left 49 CRPF troopers dead in southern Pulwama district, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said civilian traffic would be stopped during the movement of army and other forces’ convoys.
“In the wake of suicide attack on CRPF convoy yesterday, it has been decided that the civilian movement will be stopped for some time when a large convoy of security forces passes through an area,” said Singh while addressing a press conference after laying floral wreaths on the mortal remains of the slain CRPF personnel.
Singh said that the civilians will face a little difficulty because of the restriction. “We apologise for it,” he said, according to news gathering agency ANI.
49 CRPF personnel were killed after a Jaish-e-Muhammad militant rammed his explosives-laden car into a force convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Lethpora area of Pulwama.