Militants find new areas for infiltration

Militants find new areas for infiltration

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has found new areas on the Indo-Pak border to infiltrate without getting caught as the earlier routes have been heavily guarded by security forces, security officials said on Friday.

Officials said learning from the past experience, security forces had tried plug loopholes on traditional routes through which terrorists try to sneak in to India to create trouble in Jammu and Kashmir.

However, with extra vigil by forces, it was not easy for terrorists to enter India and this had forced them to find new routes. The officials said in some cases, they were successful but not in all cases. Some of the sneaked in terrorists were responsible for the attacks in Punjab’s Gurdaspur and Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said in Rajya Sabha on July 30 about the success of Indian forces in the past one month.

During the last one month, he said, there were five attempts at cross-border infiltration in J&K sector, out of which 4 were interdicted and 8 terrorists neutralised. “In the remaining one instance, the terrorists went back after effective retaliation by the Indian forces,” he had said. The NIA took over investigations on Thursday evening after the Centre issued notification asking the central probe agency to handle the probe and get evidences which could be presented to Pakistan. Security officials said they have got to know about the new strategy from the interrogation of Mohd Naved, who was captured after the Udhampur attack.

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