What is ISI's 'Operation Krishna India' all about
"They will come dressed as Sadhus and carry out spectacular terror attacks," is what an Intelligence Bureau alert states. The alert issued specifically for the states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh states that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence has directed its operatives to dress up as Sadhus and carry out attacks.
IB officials say that the ISI has trained several persons to launch attacks in India. Now it has told its operatives to dress up as Sadhus so that they could avoid detection by the Intelligence agencies. Officials say that the ISI has named this operation as 'Operation Krishna India'.
As per the instructions of the ISI, operatives would come dressed as Sadhus and carry out a fidayeen attack in UP and MP. The ISI has activated modules of the SIMI in MP to carry out the job, the alert also states. The areas that are under the radar of these terrorists in disguise are Agra, Mathura, Ayodhya and Varanasi. The instruction is to target crowded areas where the number of pilgrims is high.
Following this alert security has been stepped up in all these places. While officers say that the alert is a routine one, they also point out that security is in place.
Officials are also revisiting a 2016 investigation in which it was found that members of the Students Islamic Movement of India had planned such attacks. It was found that an operative by the name Ghaus Mohammad was living under the name of Karan Khatri in Lucknow. He was in touch with some persons from Nepal. The module was, however, busted when police arrested four persons after they slipped into UP from Nepal.