New Delhi: Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI) agents are planning to poison ration stocks of security forces deployed in the Kashmir valley, a note issued by the criminal department of the Jammu and Kashmir government revealed.Also Read - 47-Day Summer Break Announced For Schools in Summer Zone of Jammu Division
“Chatter floating by a Pakistani number claims that Pakistan MI (military intelligence) and ISI agents operation in Kashmir are planning to mix poison in ration stocks of security forces deployed in the region,” the letter accessed by WION read. (Also Read: JeM Not Involved in Pulwama Attack, Reiterates Pakistan FM; India Firm on ‘no Dialogue’ Stand) Also Read - Jammu & Kashmir Tunnel Collapse: Four Bodies Recovered From Site, 6 Still Missing
In the wake of the inputs, authorities have alerted forces while security has been beefed up at ration depots of all camps. Furthermore, they have also suggested checking the ration being moved to Kashmir to ensure the safety of forces operating in the state. Also Read - Video: Portion of Mountain Caves In Day After Jammu And Kashmir Tunnel Collapse, Halts Rescue Ops
“It is suggested that necessary measures may be taken to ensure the security of ration depots of all the camps especially in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Moreover, the ration being procured for the use of security forces, across India, shall be subjected to frequent checks to rule out any toward incident or attempt,” the note further read.
The Intelligence inputs came close on the heels of deadly Pulwama terror attack which killed 40 CRPF personnel. The attack was carried out by Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) on February 14 and was said to be the worst attack on security personnel after the infamous Uri attack which took place in September 2016.
On Tuesday, Indian Air Force carried out a pre-emptive and non-military strike on Pakistan’s soil to avenge Pulwama Terror Attack. The strike is said to have killed nearly 300 terrorists. The following day, Islamabad made a failed attempt to target military installations in India in which one MiG 21 was lost and an IAF pilot went “missing in action”. However, the pilot was brought back from Pakistan on Friday.