High Alert in Punjab after terrorists ‘sneak in’

The counter intelligence wing of Punjab Police on Thursday sounded an alert about the presence of at least six terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based Militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in the state and said they could be moving towards the national capital.

The DGP of Punjab Intelligence wing said in a letter, “six-seven terrorists are hiding in Punjab’s Ferozepur area and planning to move towards the national capital.”

The letter advised the authorities to step up security, especially along the border, and checking across the state.

“There is a need to review and strengthen the second line of defence along the Indo-Pakistan border and to coordinate closely with BSF and other police/defence establishments in your areas,” it added.

The alert came just a day after four persons snatched a taxi at gunpoint near Madhopur area of Pathankot.