Union home minister Amit Shah today met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Intelligence bureau chief Arvind Kumar, RAW’s Samant Goel, Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba and other officials amid a massive security build-up in Kashmir.
There have been intelligence reports that terrorists have made multiple infiltration attempts to launch an attack similar to the one in Pulwama in February. In view of that, a huge number of security personnel have been deployed in the state and tourists and pilgrims on Amarnath yatra have been asked to leave immediately.
Intelligence sources said terrorists were making multiple attempts to cross the Line of Control and infiltrate into India between July 29 and July 31. The army said on Saturday that five men of Pakistan’s Border Action Team or BAT were killed while they were trying to infiltrate into India and strike at an army post in the nearby Keran sector.
Over the last week, there has been huge security build-up in the state, with the Centre pushing in more than 35,000 paramilitary troops. The massive security build-up had triggered rumours in the Kashmir Valley about a possible government move on Article 35-A – which were rubbished by state Governor Satya Pal Malik.