Red Alert declared in Jammu and Kashmir region

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Jammu, Jan.24 (ANI): Following a rise in incidents of infiltration attempts from Pakistan side into India, instances of border fences being cut and intelligence inputs of a possible terror attack on the eve of Republic Day, the authorities have sounded red alert in the Jammu region, said Kuldeep Khuda, Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday (January 24)

Khuda said that these measures have been initiated in the backdrop of increasing infiltration bids by ultras from across Pakistan border, cases of the border fencing being found cut and allied intelligence inputs of a possible terror attack on the eve of India's Republic Day that is being celebrated on 26 January.

DGP Khuda mentioned that apart from vulnerable places in and outside the city of Jammu, special attention is being paid to MA Stadium - the venue of the Republic Day parade.

"Whatever inputs we have got, some from media and some from intelligence agencies and that from field staff, we have made the necessary arrangements according to that and they have been implemented as well," said Kuldeep Khuda.

Meanwhile, personnel of Border Security Force (BSF), India's paramilitary formation guarding the India-Pakistan border, have launched a massive search operation following the discovery of the border fencing cut at a couple of places and trenches dug for the ultras to sneak in.

A patrol party, on the night of Friday (January 22), spotted this in the Abdullian sector of RS. Pura region of Jammu district.

The infiltration bids have become recurring events despite a ceasefire between the two armies and a three-metre high barbed wire security-fence along most of the 742 kilometres (460-miles) long Line of Control (LoC). (ANI)

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