Security forces put on high alert in Jammu
Security forces were on Sunday put on high alert across Jammu region following the encounter in Pampore in Kashmir where heavily armed militants have been holed up in the building of Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
Jammu: Security forces were on Sunday put on high alert across Jammu region following the encounter in Pampore in Kashmir where heavily armed militants have been holed up in the building of Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
The counter insurgency grid in Jammu has been put on high alert and security has been tightened at all vital installations in the region.
"Tight security arrangements have been put in place, the counter insurgency and the counter infiltration grids have been tightened in the entire Jammu region," Deputy Inspector General of Police (Jammu-Kathua Range) Ashkoor Wani said.
He said Quick Reaction Teams (QRT) of the police have been kept on standby and personnel at all check posts in the region have been asked to remain alert.
Security at vital installations in Jammu including the airport and railway stations has been increased.
"Nothing can be left to chance and all preparations are in place to thwart any nefarious designs of the anti national elements," the DIG said.
He said all entry points to Jammu from the border areas have been sealed and vehicles entering the city are being checked throughly.
Border Security Force (BSF), which guards the International Border (IB) in Jammu region, too is maintaining tight vigil.
"Infiltrators always try to take advantage of such situations as they think that such situations divert our attention, but we are always on high alert along the IB providing foolproof security," a senior BSF officer said.
The army has also deployed additional troops along the Line of Control (LoC) to check infiltration.
"Army commander of the Northern Command? Lt Gen D S Hooda, a few days ago, had maintained that additional troops have been deployed along the LoC, I just want to reiterate that army never lets its guard down on the LoC," an army officer said.
Six security personnel have so far been killed in the encounter which continued in Pampore area of Pulwama district of Kashmir valley.