Baramulla gunfight fallout: Schools to remain closed for 10 days in Bandi village

Baramullah, March 23: The district administration Baramulla has decided to close all educational institutions in Bandi Payeen area of Chandoosa in view of the recent gunfight that left two militants dead.

In this regard, a letter has been shot to chief education officer (CEO) by deputy Commissioner Baramulla, G N Itoo.

“The SSP Baramulla has advised to close the schools for at least 10 days at Bandi Payeen to sanitize the whole area in view of the recent encounter and possibility of explosives,” read the letter.

“Immediate necessary action in the matter may be taken in the matter under intimation to this office.”A top police official said they destroyed six grenades from the debris at the gunfight site.

He said a bomb disposal squad has been stationed at police post Chandoosa as well. “We have suggested to close the schools to avoid any casualties,” the police official said.

There are five schools in the village which include a government higher secondary school (HSS) Bandi Payeen and four government middle schools.

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