The Intelligence Bureau has directed security agencies to step up vigil both at the border and the Kashmir Valley. The new directive comes in the wake of the Centre's special representative commencing talks.
The IB says that there is a possibility of terrorists trying to disrupt the process and hence the vigil must be up at all times. An IB officer informed that a core team of the Jaish-e-Mohammad led by Talha Rashid was activated only to disrupt peace in the Valley. Rashid, the nephew of Jaish boss, Maulana Masood Azhar was killed in an encounter recently at Pulwama.
A few months back 30 terrorists in batches had infiltrated through the Poonch sector.
They were to spread out in different groups and launch attacks in the Valley.
The Pulwama encounter was a precise and successful one. It took four hours to gun down the terrorists. The encounter began on Monday at 6 pm and ended by 10 pm.