CRPF personnel pedal away in KashmirJuly 24th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) Ninety CRPF personnel Tuesday began a 120-km cycle ‘yatra’ from here, a dramatic development in a state where security forces would not dare to ride bicycles until recently.
Inspector General B.N. Ramesh of the Central Reserve Police Force flagged off what was dubbed a “petrol free patrol” from Pantha Chowk in Srinagar to Nunwan in south Kashmir’s Pahalgam town.
The 90 CRPF personnel include a deputy inspector general and four battalion commandants.
“The intention is to promote peace while conserving petrol and diesel,” CRPF spokesman Sudhir Kumar told IANS here.
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