Jammu: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh Sunday said militants are planning to set up their hideouts in Jammu to receive arms and ammunition from across the border and smuggle it to Kashmir.
“Jammu has always remained a target of Pakistan, its sponsored militant outfits, ISI and the agencies running militancy in J&K. In the past, religious places were repeatedly targeted and a grenade attack had taken place on a temple in Rajouri in the recent past. Police have got inputs and are taking action (to foil any attempt to disturb peace and harm the communal harmony),” Singh reporters on the sidelines of a function here.
He said the recently floated Lashkar-e-Mustafa is an offshoot of the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit and majority of its members were arrested in Kashmir or Jammu.
“The questioning of its commander arrested in Jammu city yesterday is going on and his disclosure suggests that they wanted to spread militancy to Jammu and set up hideouts so that they can dump the arms and ammunition received from Pakistan before smuggling to Kashmir or any other place,” he said.
The DGP said the militant was arrested on time and the plan was thwarted.
“The Jammu as well as Kashmir police are working in coordination and are ready to face any challenge with determination…We have a cent percent success rate in the cases where police seized arms and ammunition and drugs which were airdropped by drones or smuggled by other means,” he said.
Singh said Pakistan is playing with the lives of the youth by luring them into militancy, using drugs to ruin their lives and also smuggling contraband to use the money for terrorism.
“All these three things are happening together from Pakistan. The menace of drugs is a major challenge as it is well organised with the support and sponsorship of Pakistan,” he said.
The DGP said both Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab share borders with Pakistan and remain the target for drug trafficking.