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Ceasefire violation: J-K Police sounds 'red alert', asks border residents to shift

The Jammu and Kashmir Police today sounded a "red alert" and asked border dwellers to move out of their areas as the situation is "sensitive" in wake of continuous shelling by Pakistan troops.

Published: 20th January 2018 07:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st January 2018 08:33 AM   |  A+A-

Villagers being evacuated by Jammu and Kashmir police personnel after heavy shelling by Pakistani forces on the border at Kanachak village in Jammu on Saturday. | PTI

By PTI

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Police today sounded a "red alert" and asked border dwellers to move out of their areas as the situation is "sensitive" in wake of continuous shelling by Pakistan troops.

"The administration has sounded a red alert across the area (Jammu region) and asked people to move out", the Jammu and Kashmir Police said in an advisory.

It further said "villages on the border area of Jammu province are dark and deserted. The area is being continuously shelled. The people fled to safety".

"Innocents are being killed for no fault of theirs. No doubt, in the present scenario, the situation is sensitive, the government is alert and things are taken care of at the government level", it said.

The police said every government has a great responsibility towards their citizens and the state.

"All the Army, BSF and Police and other forces are fully prepared to deal with but any eventuality but firing is still going on", it said.

The police further cautioned people about sharing details on security and said: "The people are advised to keep lights switched off and share no information with strangers in person or in phone."

"Do not share the location of strength of Army, BSF, Police and other security forces with anyone. Do not respond to the unknown numbers even if someone claims to be an army or police officer, " it said.

The advisory further asked people to take adequate precautionary measures for their security.

"We must prepare ourselves for all kind of challenges and make arrangements for the personal security and for that all of us must take all precautionary measures", it said.

People must keep their valuables safely and make arrangements for ration, water storage and making bunkers for personal safety so that in case of any eventuality, families can immediately be shifted into bunkers, it added.

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