Agencies probing use of Mughal Road by militants to operate in Pir Panjal

Agencies probing use of Mughal Road by militants to operate in Pir Panjal
The probe by intelligence agencies concerning Mughal Road is going on at a time when tight security check mechanism at Poshana was eased to some extent a few months ago.ANI

Rajouri: Amid ongoing probe in recent incidents of militancy acts in Rajouri and Poonch districts besides police investigation in militancy cases registered in different police stations, intelligence agencies are also probing any possible use of Mughal Road by militants for movement between Kashmir and Pir Panjal region.

The probe by intelligence agencies concerning Mughal Road is going on at a time when tight security check mechanism at Poshana was eased to some extent a few months ago.

Official sources told Greater Kashmir that intelligence agencies of different setups are now also investigating any possible use of historic Mughal Road by militants.

" Twin encounters viz Chamrer encounter and Bhata Dhurian encounter took place in areas that are located not much far from roads that connect Mughal Road directly and this has created a suspicion among agencies of possible use of this road" said official sources.

They said that areas adjoining Mughal Road like Behram Gala, Bufliyaz, DKG forests, Chamrer, Chandi Marh have a past record of high militancy during early 2000 and on December 13, 2020, an encounter also took place at Poshana near Chata Pani in which two militants were killed.

" There is suspicion that militants could have used Mughal Road for movement between Pir Panjal region and Kashmir valley and to find any evidence into it, investigation on these lines is going on," said official sources.

They said that different aspects of historic Mughal Road are under investigation.

This investigation is going on at a time when a strict security checking mechanism that was setup at Poshana check post of Mughal Road was eased a few months ago as a 'Confidence Building Measure'.

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