A very high alert has been sounded by the Intelligence Bureau after inputs suggested the presence of 8 Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists in Punjab. The 8 terrorists who infiltrated into India through the Line of Control at Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir managed to slip into Punjab and could be attempting an attack on the scale of Pathankot, the IB has also said.
Ironically the 8 terrorists were part of a team of 11 which carried out the Pulwama attack last week week in which 8 security personnel were martyred.
Fresh Intelligence Bureau inputs suggest that the 8 terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohammad may have moved towards Punjab and could be planning an attack on the scale of Pathankot.
The Punjab police have been intimated about the alert and directed to up security and also ensure that high profile installations are sensitised and secured. The intelligence also suggested specifically that the terrorists were headed towards Gurdaspur.
The Intelligence Bureau says that there has been a slight shift and Pakistan has been aiding infiltrations of the Jaish terrorists more. The Jaish is sent in ahead of major attacks and the group is known to hit security establishments. Incidents such as Pathankot and the Parliament attacks were attributed to the Jaish-e-Mohammad.
The first time the input regarding the infiltration of the Jaish terrorists was reported on August 23. A second alert was sent a day later. It was stated that these terrorists had entered India through the Line of Control at Poonch. The alert also stated that the terrorists had split into two groups and infiltrated into the Valley.
The second alert pointed out that one batch was headed to Punjab and inputs suggested that they were planning a major strike.