As Punjab boils, militants may make hay warns IB

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Chandigarh, Oct 21: The Gurdaspur attack was a test run by the ISI sponsored militants and now intelligence bureau officials have warned of further infiltrations into Punjab in a bid to weaken the law and order system. Pakistan has been training several militants who had fled Punjab following the crackdown and have been looking for ways to incite fresh trouble in the state.

A warning by both the Central and state intelligence bureau suggests that militants trained by the ISI would make use of the ongoing trouble and infiltrate into the state.

Punjab: Militants may make hay, warns IB

There may be elements within those protesting against the desecration of the Sikh scriptures trying to further trouble in the state, the IB has also warned.

Fresh trouble for Punjab:

While the Gurdaspur attack was a test run by the ISI in Punjab in the days to come they will try and engage elements further to create law and order problems in the state. The intercepts that have been picked up by the IB state that ISI backed militants would try and add to ongoing problems or create fresh ones.

In several states in the past we have witnessed militants making hay and infiltrating into the state in the backdrop of major problems and protests. With the law and order machinery on high alert to tackle the ongoing problem in Punjab, security could be lax in other places as a result of which militants may try and infiltrate, the IB has warned.

The IB warns that some 10 militants are making an attempt to enter into the state of Punjab and have cautioned the police to be on high alert. Moreover while dealing with the ongoing protests, the police have been advised to be on high alert as there could be elements trying to worsen the situation, the IB officer informed.

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