Terrorist Activities Increase In Jammu And Kashmir Ahead Of Home Minister Amit Shah's Visit
In the past five days, there have been several terror incidents in Udhampur and Pulwama districts.
Ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir beginning on Tuesday (4 October), terrorist activities have increased in the Union Territory.
While the Udhampur blast case has been cracked within three days, another incident hit J&K on Sunday when terrorists attacked a security forces team in Pulwama district, killing a special police officer (SPO) and injuring a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan.
“Deputy Superintendent of Police, headquarters, was inspecting a check point when terrorists opened fire on the joint party (of police and CRPF), killing an SPO and injuring a CRPF jawan. We have identified the attackers and will share details later as the operation is in progress,” Director General of Police Dilbag Singh told reporters in Jammu.
This was the second major terrorist attack in J&K over the past five days. Twin blasts had ripped apart two parked buses in Udhampur district of Jammu region within eight hours during the intervening night of 28 and 29 September, and injured two people.
However, the case was solved with the arrest of a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist along with five improvised explosive devices. "The swift action of police in cracking the case averted more possible attacks," the DGP said.
Singh said the Udhampur blast was carried out by the Pakistan-based LeT ahead of the Home Minister’s visit to convey “all is not well” on the security front in the Union territory.
Similarly, he did not rule out the possibility that the terrorist attack in Pulwama is also linked to Shah's visit. “The possibility of such an attack linked to the visit of the VVIP cannot be ruled out," the DGP said.
Shah will address a public meeting at Rajouri, launch development projects and also lay foundation stones for various projects in Jammu after visiting the Vaishno Devi temple in the morning on the first day of the visit.
On the second day, he will review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir at a meeting to be held at Raj Bhavan in Srinagar.
Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, top officials of the army, paramilitary forces, state police and civil administration will take part in the high-level meeting.
Shah will also address a public meeting at Baramulla before launching and laying foundation stones for various development projects in Srinagar.
It should be noted that Baramulla is the place where terrorists were trying to sabotage the army's Agniveer recruitment rally recently.
(With inputs from PTI)
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