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J&K: Police travel on foot to reach remote villages

Source: PTI
October 15, 2005 03:39 IST
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Carrying relief materials on their back, Jammu and Kashmir police personnel on Friday traversed 14 km on foot to establish contact with seven villages of this quake-ravaged town, providing much-needed relief to affected people in these areas.

Policemen took rations and medicines to far-flung areas like Isham, Dardkote, Nawarunda, Chakra, Uroosa, Gowatta and Chalan for the first time since Saturday's massive quake wreaked havoc there besides restoring wireless communication with Srinagar.

They set up a well-coordinated relief camp at Boniyar near Uri to despatch relief material to the quake-hit people of the area.

Giving details of the operations to reporters, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Baramulla-Kupwara range) Abdul Subhan Lone said police has pressed into service a number of vehicles for rushing medicines, ration, tents, blankets and woolens to quake victims.

Separate teams of doctors, masons and carpenters have also been rushed to the affected areas to provide immediate medical attention to victims and to assist in reconstruction of ravaged houses.

Police has set up four community kitchens here to provide food to hundreds of affected people, he said.     

Senior police officers are camping in Uri and other affected areas to personally coordinate, monitor and supervise relief and rehabilitation efforts.

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