Chandigarh, November 16: Dinanagar police station released posters of the dreaded terrorists after Zakir Musa was spotted in Amritsar along with a few other men. The latest development comes after intelligence agencies informed about the presence of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists in the state.
An intel report released early November warned of a terror strike in the Kashmir Valley by Al-Qaeda commander Zakir Musa in collaboration with some Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, who were spotted hiding in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama.
According to the intel report, the duo met with each other in Pulwama area of Jammu and Kashmir on October 26, and are planning a subsequent terror attack in the Valley.
On the other hand, the state of Punjab was put on high alert following an alert issued by Counter Intelligence wing of State police which said “a group of six to seven Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists are reportedly in Punjab, possibly in Ferozepur area and are planning to move towards Delhi from Punjab side”.
The counter intelligence alert on JeM terrorists, meanwhile, said, “In view of the above input, inter alia, there is a need to mount immediate and strong nakas at all important points and routes, conduct strict vehicular checking and take suitable counter measures for all sensitive locations in your area. Forces be suitably sensitized and alerted in this regard,” said the alert, which was based on “an input”. It added, “Further, there is a need to review and strengthen second line of defence along the Indo-Pak border and to coordinate closely with BSF and other police/defence establishments in your areas.”
The alert, issued by Counter Intelligence wing Inspector General further read, “All supervisory field officers, including IGP and DIG Ranges and CPs (Commissioners of Police) are advised involve themselves personally in the planning and implementation of preventive, precautionary measures as mentioned above in their respective jurisdictions to avoid any untoward incident.”
It added, “All officers are advised not to disclose the details of the input or the counter measures being taken in the public domain and discuss and share them strictly only on a need-to-know basis. All concerned may also be suitably advised in this regard.”