SRINAGAR: The government’s security establishment is on tenterhooks after a large group of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants infiltrated into Indian Kashmir from the Pakistani side. “Efforts are on to trace them within the least possible time,” a top police officer said on Sunday.
“Police is capable of dealing with any situation,” the officer also claimed while talking to Kashmir Reader.
Last year, the officer informed, there were 406 cases of infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir, and 59 of such militants were killed.
In 2016, he informed, there were 371 incidents of infiltration and 35 militants were killed, besides three being arrested.
When asked if the police have made any progress in tracing the Jaish infiltrators, J&K Director General of Police SP Vaid said that “there are no such inputs as of now.”
“If we get some idea about their location, we will catch them,” Vaid said. He added that the aim of the militants is to terrorise people.
Officials said on Friday that there were reports of infiltration of more than 20 militants into Kashmir from Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) recently. They said most of the militants are believed to be affiliated to JeM, which is headed by Maulana Masood Azhar.
Late Saturday afternoon, three separate grenade attacks took place in Srinagar city, injuring four government forces’ personnel and two civilians.
The JeM spokesperson in a statement issued to news agency GNS said that it had carried out the grenade attacks as part of “Operation Badr”.