Pakistan mobile signals in Jammu triggers panic among security officials, Alert Issued

Raid conducted in Anantnag

Jammu: The security forces on Friday issued a high alert after Jammu and its adjoining areas received Pakistan mobile signals, causing panic among the people in the region. Following this, the Jammu and Kashmir Police conducted searches in city’s Bharat Nagar area, reported Dainik Jagran. The report further claimed that raids were also conducted in Anantnag.

“However, the search operation, which lasted for nearly three hours, was stopped because the agencies didn’t find any suspicious activities in the region,” Dainik Jagran quoted a senior police official as saying.

Quoting sources, the Dainik Jagran report claimed that security agencies are on high alert as they fear that the signals might be used by militants hiding in the Valley, adding that some residents might also use Pakistani SIM cards.

The intelligence agencies had earlier also issued an alert, saying Pakistan is trying to resurrect militant groups in Jammu and Kashmir and might enhance its mobile coverage in the Valley. They also claimed that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), along with Khalistani militants, is also planning to carry out attacks across India, especially in Punjab, New Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir.

Following the alert, five militants, backed by ISI, were arrested by the Delhi Police after a shootout in the national capital. The Delhi Police later said that huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from the militants.

The police had claimed that the five militants — two from Punjab and three from Jammu and Kashmir — were backed by ISI for narcomiltancy and were also linked with some murder case in Punjab.