Intelligence agencies warn of more infiltration bids near J-K

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 24, 2015 00:52 IST

Security agencies have said there is reason to believe that more infiltration bids by militants from across the border, with the active support of the ISI and Pakistan Army, could occur in Jammu and Kashmir.

“An alert has been sounded and shared with all stakeholders the BSF, Jammu and Kashmir police and the Army. After two successive terrorist strikes in Jammu region, there is an urgent need to be more vigilant as there is possibility of more infiltration bids,” said a home ministry official, requesting anonymity.

The official added that there had been intelligence inputs on possible infiltration bids prior to the two attacks as well.

Regarding internal terror, Union home minister Rajnath Singh has asked the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh to pay personal attention to the unresolved terror cases in their states.

“I would urge upon you to personally look into the case and ensure that the investigating agency makes all out efforts to achieve a breakthrough,” Singh said in separate letters to O Panneerselvam (Tamil Nadu), Siddaramaiah (Karnataka) and Shivraj Singh Chouhan (MP).

In his letter to Chouhan, Singh said that five suspects of banned terror group SIMI escaped from state’s Khandwa jail on October 1, 2013 but till now they have not yet been nabbed. He added there is reason to believe that this group carried out terror strikes in different parts of the country.

Referring to the May 1, 2014, blast at the Chennai railway station where one person was killed, Singh told Pannerselvam that no suspect has been arrested in the case so far. He also told the Karnataka CM that the state police are yet to arrest anyone in connection with the IED blast in Bengaluru on December 28, 2014.

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