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Restrictions in Srinagar over LeT commander killing

IANS | Srinagar |

Authorities in Srinagar on Friday imposed restrictions in parts of the city to prevent protests over the killing of top LeT commander Abu Ismail, who was the mastermind of July 10 Amarnath Yatra attack.

Prohibitory orders under the Code of Criminal Procedure was clamped in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal following Ismail’s death on Thursday.

“Restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPc have been imposed to maintain law and order,” a Jammu and Kashmir police official said.

On Thursday, the authorities had snapped Internet services in Srinagar after the Lashkar-e-Taiba commander was killed along with his other Pakistani associate, Chota Qasim in Nowgam area here.

All colleges and higher secondary schools have been closed in the city as a precautionary measure.

Train services between Baramulla and Bannihal have also been suspended.

State Director General of Police S.P.Vaid said since January 147 militants have been killed by the security forces in Kashmir so far.

The state police chief, however, admitted there was still a large number of militants operating in the state.