Srinagar: Police and paramilitary CRPF Thursday carried crackdown in the nerve centre Lal Chowk here.
ity reporter said that police and personnel of CRPF carried out surprise frisking of pedestrians and shopkeepers near Ghantaghar (clock tower) around 1500 hours.
They said that apart from frisking the individuals, the policemen and paramilitary troopers checked the identity cards of the people after keeping them in a queue.
Quoting eyewitnesses, he said that people were allowed to move towards their respective destinations after searches.
Official sources said that the searches were carried to keep at bay the possibility of any untoward incident in wake of the US President Barrack Obamaâ€™s visit to New Delhi. US president is visiting on three day trip in first week of November. No arrests were made during the operation, they added.