Security agencies have been put on high alert after intelligence inputs suggested that a group of Jaish-e-Mohammad militants have sneaked into the State and are planning fidayeen attacks on forces.
Sources said security grid across the State was put on alert after intelligence inputs suggested that the militant group managed to infiltrate from across the Line of Control (LoC) via Pir Panchal range following which forces were asked to remain high alert and maintain tight vigil at security installation in the State.
“The militant group—suspected to be around 12 to 20 in number—have sneaked in and could carry out strikes on forces establishments in the state,” they said.
According to sources the heavily armed infiltrators are believed to be associated with Jaish outfit and reportedly have divided themselves into subgroups.
They said security agencies suspect that these Jaish groups could be operating militant-hot bed south Kashmir where the outfit claimed to have carried recent attacks on forces.
Speaking to Rising Kashmir, Director General of Police (DGP), Shesh Paul Vaid said there were reports about militants having infiltrated at different places.
“There are reports that some people militants have sneaked in at different places. But, God knows better. Nothing can be said beyond this,” Vaid said.
A senior police official said that there were reports of militants had sneaked into this side during the recent skirmishes between the armies of Indian and Pakistan along the international Border at RS Pura in Jammu.
“There reports some fortnight ago that some five militants have managed to infiltrate via RS Pura sector. These militants have reportedly infiltrated during recent shelling along the border. But, nothing is confirmed yet,” said a senior police officer.
On 15 May, Director General of BSF, KK Sharma had said that two major infiltration attempts were made by militants on 13 and 14 May in Hiranagar and Samba sectors.
“The infiltration attempt made on Sunday (13 May) night in Hiranagar sector has been successful with five militants sneaking-in, reportedly using a tunnel,” Sharma had told reporters in Jammu.
Sources said Jaish militants could be planning large-scale strikes on Saturday — the 17th day of Ramzan and the anniversary of the Battle of Badr (the first battle of Islam).
A security official said forces have been asked to remain on a high alert and maintain vigil around sensitive security installations across the state.
He said the troops have been asked to