The government sounded high alert across the nation on Monday after information that five terrorists, who fled Madhya Pradesh jail, may carry out attacks at the behest of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).
The terrorists belong to the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) who escaped from the Madhya Pradesh jail last year. While one of them was later nabbed by the police, the other six are still absconding.
The terrorists may strike in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The warnings of fresh attacks comes a week after major offensive by terrorists in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir.
General Officer Commanding of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps, Lieutenant General Subrata Saha, said that the Army has evidence that the operation was carried by Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants.
He said that the sequence of events suggested that it was a planned attack instead of “routine infiltration” and the kind of ammunition they were carrying shows they were in for a big haul.
Saha also confirmed that the items like arms and ammunitions and food packets recovered from the terrorists had the branding of Pakistan.
Terrorists attacks in Kashmir valley had left 21 people dead including 11 security personnel, a top commander of LeT and seven militants.
The militants struck Kashmir last week when they carried out terror attacks in an army camp in Uri, Tral, Srinagar and Shopian.