Srinagar, January 27(GNS): Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that he had to stop Bharat Jodo Yatra due to inadequate arrangements by police, a later charge denied by the police.
Gandhi said that he had to call off his walk because “I can’t go against my security people.”
He said J&K it was administration’s responsibility to provide security, “I hope security will now be ensured for remaining days of the yatra,” he said.
Later in a series of tweets, the Kashmir Police said that “Only authorised persons as identified by organisers & frisked crowd was allowed inside towards the route of Yatra. “Organisers & managers of BJY did not intimate about large gathering from Banihal joining the Yatra, which thronged near the starting point.”
Police said full security arrangements were in place including 15 Coys of CAPFs and 10 Coys of JKP, comprising of ROPs and QRTs, route domination. It said lateral deployment and SFs were deployed for high-ridge and other deployments.
“JKP was not consulted before taking any decision on discontinuation of Yatra after conducting 1 km yatra by organizers. Rest of yatra continued peacefully. There was no security lapse at all. We will provide foolproof security,” it added.(GNS)