Anantnag, June 1: Two security personnel and a civilian were injured when terrorists lobbed a grenade at a police party in Anantnag on Friday, said ANI. While more details are awaited on this, it must be noted that Jammu and Kashmir is on high alert after 12 Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists reportedly entered the Valley from across the Line of Control (LoC). Security forces have been asked to remain high alert as terrorists could be planning large-scale attacks on defence establishments. Security forces in Delhi were asked to remain extra-vigilant towards terror suspects. Meanwhile, ANI also reported that a grenade was lobbed at PDP MLA Mushtaq Shah’s residence in Tral area of Pulwama district. The grenade exploded in the lawn and there was no loss of life or injury.
Just a few days ago, two masked terrorists carrying arms barged into the Jammu and Kashmir bank branch in Anantnag and looted Rs. 1.83 lakh in cash and the security guard’s gun. They managed to flee afterward. “They fled before we came. We have sealed the area. The investigation is on and we will evaluate the loss once it is done,” an Army officer told ANI. A case has been registered against the incident.
An escalation in terrorist activity comes at a time when India has announced a unilateral ceasefire during the month of Ramadan. Only a couple of days ago, a special hotline contact was established between the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of Pakistan and India, the Pakistan army said. Both DGMOs reviewed the prevailing situation along the Line of Control and Working Boundary and mutually agreed to undertake sincere measures to improve the existing situation ensuring peace and avoidance of hardships to the civilians along the borders,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Army, said in a statement.
They agreed to fully implement the ceasefire understanding of 2003 in letter and spirit and to ensure that the ceasefire agreement will not be violated by both sides from now on, it said. The officials also agreed that in case of any issue, restraint will be exercised and the matter will be resolved through utilisation of existing mechanisms of hotline contacts and border flag meetings at local commander’s level. (With PTI inputs)