Jammu IED Recovery: 'We were on high alert', IG Mukesh Singh said - had already received input of terrorist attack

Jammu IED Recovery: 'We were on high alert', IG Mukesh Singh said - had already received input of terrorist attack

When the IED was seized in Jammu during the second anniversary of Pulwama Alert, the police officer said that their teams were on high alert on Sunday. Police said they had received inputs that they were plotting a major terror attack on the second anniversary of the Pulwama attack, as an improvised Explosive Device (IED) was recovered near the bus stand in Jammu a day earlier.

A senior officer said that in this case two people have been arrested (Arrest), while another terrorist has been arrested in Jammu and Samba in the case of seizure of IEDs. Addressing the press conference, Jammu IG Mukesh Singh said that the police were on high alert as they had input of the terrorist attack. They had received the news that the terrorists were plotting a major attack on the second anniversary of the Pulwama attack. He said that on Saturday night he arrested a person named Sohail and 6-6.5 kg IED was recovered from his possession.

'Police was already on high alert'

IG Mukesh Singh said that Sohail revealed during interrogation that he had placed explosives at the behest of Pakistan's organization al-Badr. He told that he is a student of Narsingh College, Chandigarh. Pakistan's al-Badr organization instructed him to apply explosives in Jammu and many other places.

'Four targets met to hold IED'

Police said the man, who hails from Pulwama district, was arrested on Sunday and revealed that he was told to keep explosives at three to four places. The senior police officer said during the briefing that a person named Qazi Wasim in Chandigarh was also aware of the matter.

The police officer said that Sohail had received a message from Pakistan that he had to keep the IED here and through that message three four targets were given to contain the IED, which included Raghunath temple, bus stand, railway station and Lakhdata Bazar. After this, he had to take a flight to Srinagar. After this, I was to meet a man named Athar Shakeel in Srinagar. Information about this work was with another boy in Chandigarh, whose name is Qazi Wasim. He too has been taken into custody from Chandigarh. Also arrested a Hafid Navi.

'Weapons getting from Pakistan'

Before this incident, two more big terrorists were arrested in the valley recently. Terrorist Zahoor Ahmed Rath was wanted in the murder of three BJP workers and the murder of a police officer in South Kashmir in 2020. He was arrested on Saturday in Samba district. While Lashkar-e-Mustafa commander Hidayatullah Malik was arrested on 6 February.

Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said during the briefing that Malik revealed that many people have been deployed in Jammu to spread terrorism, they get weapons from Pakistan, after which they are sent to Kashmir and other areas.


Odisha: Schedule of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra fixed in Puri, RT-PCR test is necessary for the servants, these things will also be taken care of

Odisha: Schedule of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra fixed in Puri, RT-PCR test is necessary for the servants, these things will also be taken care of

The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Sunday finalized the programs related to the yatra and festivities for the annual Rath Yatra to be held in Puri city of Odisha. The SJTA, in a meeting with the members of the Chhatisa Nijog (apex body of temple servants), has decided that all those, including the servants, who participate in the rituals related to the Rath Yatra will have to undergo an RT-PCR test. This can also include people who have taken both doses of the Kovid-19 vaccine.

All the programs related to Rath Yatra will be organized in the absence of devotees. Only servants and officials associated with the temple administration will participate in the Rath Yatra. Puri District Magistrate Samarth Verma said that prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC will be in force around the temple during the bathing procession. In the Snan Yatra, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra are bathed. No one will be allowed to assemble on the Grand Road in front of the temple.

On June 24, the gods will be bathed

On June 24, on the day of Snan Purnima, the three deities will be bathed. Raja Dibyasingh Deb of Puri will clean the bathing place. After this the deities will be dressed in clothes and taken towards Anasara's house. It is believed that the deities become ill after bathing. After this religious rituals related to Anasara will be done, which will last for the next 15 days.

Rath Yatra will be held on July 12 without devotees

SJTA Chief Administrator Krishna Kumar said the world famous Rath Yatra will be held on July 12 without devotees. On the day of Rath Yatra, the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra will be pulled to the Gundicha temple, which is about three kilometers away from the main temple. The Rath Yatra will start on July 12 at 8.30 am and the process of pulling the chariots will start from 4 pm. After this, the three deities will be brought back to the main temple on 23 July.


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