Security beefed up in Jammu and Kashmir following input of threats ahead of Republic Day
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 22-Jan-2018

Jammu, January 22: Looking at the threats and the safety of people across Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the Republic Day, security along the International Border (IB) was beefed up on Sunday. Jammu and Kashmir Police had sounded a "red alert" and asked border dwellers to move out of their areas as the situation was "sensitive" in the wake of continuous shelling by Pakistani troops.


Notably, following an alert by intelligence agencies about possible infiltration attempts by Pakistan backed terrorists ahead of the Republic Day, security along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir was beefed up.

A group of three to four terrorists were seen camping across the border at a village in Pakistan, near a border outpost (BoP) after which intelligence agencies warned the police and security forces. The intelligence agencies claimed that Pakistan's ISI was trying to infiltrate this group of terrorists to create disturbance and target security forces' camps.

S D Singh Jamwal, IG, Jammu Zone said, “The main reason behind ceasefire violations and Pakistan shelling is to help infiltrate militants from across the border.” "After the inputs from intelligence agencies, police have beefed up the security in border belts and increased round-the-clock vigilance," he added.

Meanwhile, shameless Pakistani Rangers continue to resort unprovoked firing in the Indian side since last week that left 10 killed including BSF troopers and civilians. Importantly, the ceasefire violation by Pakistan comes a few days after four Pakistani soldiers were killed by the Indian Army in the cross-border firing initiated by the former in Poonch sector.

Earlier in the last week, the Indian security forces eliminated seven Pakistani soldiers and injured four in retaliatory strikes in the forward areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.