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Additional deployment in J&K: Violence levels likely to increase explains top official

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Srinagar, Aug 02: The Indian security establishment has said that there is an immense threat from outfits such as the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Tayiba in Jammu and Kashmir.

The ADG of the CRPF, Zulfiquar Hasan said that the number of pilgrims for the Amarnath Yatra had increased. He said that there had been several attempts to disrupt the yatra, but due to the efforts of the security personnel the same had been thwarted.

Additional deployment in J&K: Violence levels likely to increase explains top official

The IGP of Kashmir, S P Pani said that this year nearly 10 attempts had been made to carry out IED strikes in different parta of the Valley. However several modules had been busted and many terrorists had been arrested.

Chinar Corps Commander Lt. Gen K J S Dhillon said that an M-24 American made sniper rifle had beem recovered along the Amarnath Yatra route. This was part of the terror cache he said.

After rushing 25,000 additional forces, IAF, Army put on high operational alert in J&K

The DGP of Jammu and Kashmir, Dilbag Singh said that the number od terrorists in the Valley had come down. On being asked about the increase in troop deployment, he said that they had been into various activities. Our troops have not been able to rest for a while.

We are getting inputs that violence levels are likely to increase and hence we had to strengthen the grid on the ground. We have also been told that troops must get time to rest. This is a time for turnover, but the grid will be in as much active form as possible, Singh also said.

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