Alert in Punjab after militants ‘sneak in”

The counter intelligence wing of Punjab Police on Thursday put the state on high alert about the presence of at least half-a-dozen militants belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in the state and said they could be moving towards the national capital.
Alert in Punjab after militants ‘sneak in”
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The counter intelligence wing of Punjab Police on Thursday put the state on high alert about the presence of at least half-a-dozen militants belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in the state and said they could be moving towards the national capital.

The reports suggest that the militants entered India from the international border in Ferozepur area. A letter issued by the Counter Intelligence Inspector General said: "At least six to seven terrorists are reportedly in Punjab (possibly Ferozepur area) and planning to move towards Delhi from Punjab side."

The note advised the authorities to step up security, especially along the border, and checking across the state.

"There is a need to review and strengthen the second line of defence along the Indo-Pakistan border and to coordinate closely with BSF and other police/defence establishments in your areas," it added.

The intelligence alert came just a day after four persons snatched a taxi at gunpoint near Madhopur area, sparking fears of a Pathankot airbase-like attack that took place in 2016. IANS

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