|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Apr 19: The intelligence agencies have cautioned the Jammu and Kashmir government about more trouble ahead in coming months in the Valley if stern measures are not taken to rein in the separatists and Pakistani agents active in Kashmir.
Sources told Early Times that much before the onset of Spring the intelligence agencies had issued a warning over situation in Kashmir turning volatile. March and April months have seen large scale violence with miscreants pelting stones at security forces near the encounter sites and attacking the polling booths during the recently concluded by-elections for Srinagar parliamentary constituency.
Insiders revealed that Intel agencies had clearly mentioned in their inputs that politicians and low rung policemen would become "soft targets" and the terrorists won't leave any stone unturned to foment trouble in Kashmir. "Despite having all the inputs no steps were taken to prevent the situation from taking an ugly turn," the source added.
The authorities woke up from slumber only after terrorists barged into the houses of low rung policemen in south Kashmir and threatened their families. A few cops who were present in their homes were roughed up by the militants and were asked to leave their jobs. Even one of them was made to announce his resignation through the public address system of a local mosque.
Following these incidents Jammu and Kashmir Police issued an advisory asking its field personnel to avoid visiting their homes "for the ne
t few months". It while referring to the recent "unfortunate" incidents wherein "terrorists and anti-national and anti-social elements have caused damage to the life and property of police personnel" asked them to exercise extreme caution while visiting their homes. "They should preferably avoid visiting their homes for the next few months as their personal security is of paramount importance," the advisory said. It also asked all the heads of various formations to brief their officers and men regarding the threat so the life and property of police personnel were secured.
Don't allow situation to turn ugly
The JK government has started working on the inputs provided by the intelligence agencies and has asked the Police and other law enforcing agencies to ensure that situation doesn't taken an ugly turn as the tourist season is about to start in the Valley.
Sources said that Police have even asked the politicians to remain cautious and leave the "insecure zones". "Prominent political workers have been asked to shift to move to secure zones till the terrorists active in south Kashmir are neutralized."
Insiders revealed that Intelligence agencies have stated that miscreants would leave no chance to foment trouble. "Recent protests of students turned violent after the stone-pelters joined them and provoked the security forces. Had the security forces not exercised restraint situation could have taken an ugly turn and the Pak agents are waiting for another chance to set Kashmir on fire," sources added.
They said, "The Jammu and Kashmir government has started working on the inputs provided by the intelligence agencies and has asked the Police and other law enforcing agencies to ensure that situation doesn't taken an ugly turn as the tourist season is about to start in the Valley."