Srinagar, Aug 10 (Agencies): The relentless trials of the LeT to free their militants from Indian jails seem to get failed every time. First, they tried to hijack a BSF bus on August 5, then a Punjab roadways bus on July 27 in Dinanagar, but all plans were rebutted with the defence’s vigilance. Now, if rumors are to be believed, they are planning an hostage-type attack on planes in Jammu and Kashmir to force the release of their 20 militants.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the state government to step up security in the area as many more militants may be hiding. Most of the arrested belonging to Pakistan, they are now wanted back by the LeT handlers. It is also being said that LeT has asked its suicide bombers to hijack a plane or do some serious harm to the valley. Apart from targeting the defence systems of the country, they are also asking their members to kidnap citizens so that they can negotiate the militants’ release.
But heightened the security here would mean, infiltration from nearby states like Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. J&K deputy chief minister Nirmal Kumar Singh said that the government is prepared for anythingHe said,”I do not have this type of information but there are rumours that they (terrorists) can hijack airplanes. We are already prepared to deal with such threats. We were already extra cautious keeping in view the Independence Day celebrations. The Udhampur and other attacks have put the security forces on a high alert. The terrorists are frustrated as they are not able to infiltrate now.” And with the approach of 15th August, the certainty of the idea seems more genuine.
2015 Kashmir Despatch