Amid series of attacks on civilians, NIA chief arrives Srinagar

Srinagar: Amid a series of attacks on civilians and several encounters between terrorists and security forces that lasted for hours, National Investigation Agency Director General Kuldeep Singh on Wednesday arrived in Srinagar to take stock of the situation, official sources said.
Singh, who is also DG CRPF, will hold meetings with senior security and intelligence officials in Srinagar, the sources said. His visit comes just hours after five back to back gunfights were conducted in a span of 30 hours in the border districts adjacent to the Line of Control.
“He will also hold a meeting of all senior security officials,” one of the sources said.
The DG NIA is likely to fly back Wednesday evening. Singh’s visit to Kashmir comes at a time when militants have carried out a string of targeted civilian killings. Those killed included a prominent Kashmiri Pandit chemist, two schoolteachers of the Hindu and Sikh community, and a non local street food vendor from Bihar.