In Jammu and Kashmir, terrorists have become active again after relaxation of the restrictions imposed after the removal of Article 370. Police said that due to the shutdown of internet and prepaid mobile services in the state, the terrorists are again using satellite phones for communication. According to police, the militants tried to sneak into the summer capital of Srinagar, taking advantage of the communication disruptions from August 5, which has been a commonly altered route in view of increased security. Last week, security forces conducted a massive search operation in Achar, on the outskirts of Srinagar. He was suspected of using satellite phones in the area. A senior police official said, “The search of this satellite phone was traced to some unknown location, due to which a search operation was launched.” Earlier this month, the Jammu and Kashmir Police recovered satellite phones from two encounter sites in North Kashmir.
In Jammu and Kashmir, terrorists have become active again after relaxation of the restrictions imposed after the removal of Article 370.
Jammu and Kashmir Police SP Sajjad Shah said, ‘We started a search operation in Achar area on the basis of suspicion. We had no strong news, but we did not want to take any chances. Another police officer said that a local man has been detained and questioned and the search operation was a ‘moping operation’. Terrorists are again using the traditional Thuraya satellite phone. Police officials said that after the abolition of special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, terrorist activities were seen in Nowgam and Parampora areas adjoining Srinagar. State police and other agencies report the number of militants active in Srinagar 4 to 5. Since August 5, 20 terrorists have been killed in different encounters. Another police officer said, “Terrorist activities have taken place in the state since August 5 due to the communication breakdown. However, they are trying to strengthen their human resource network. ‘ According to security forces and other intelligence agencies, the total number of militants operating in the state is between 250-300.