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Jammu Police issues high alert following reports of infiltration bid

Updated: Aug 12, 2016 18:25 IST

Jammu, Aug 12 (ANI): The Inspector General (IG) of Jammu, Danesh Rana, today said that high alert has been sounded in the region following inputs that the terrorists might try to infiltrate especially through Kathua and Hiranagar sectors, adding special measures have been taken as far as border management is concerned.

"15th August is a priority to us. We have already sounded high alert in the whole province in view of 15th August security arrangements. There are certain inputs, which suggest that terrorists might try to infiltrate from Indian Border especially through Kathua and Hiranagar sectors. We've taken special measures as far as border management is concerned," Rana told ANI here.

He said the search operations have also been intensified in the valley.

"All that needs to be done has been done. Everything, which is required to be done, has been taken care off. We are also coordinating with the other agencies as well," he added.

Commenting on today's incident where the children of Carmel Convent school were evacuated following information of 'suspicious' movement of two people, the IG said they act on such inputs seriously, adding there was a joint operation launched by the police and army in the premises.

"We got information that suspicious movement was seen near Carmel Convent school. We take these kinds of inputs very seriously especially when we have sounded high alert in the province in view of the forthcoming Independence Day plus the Yatras which are going on," said Rana.

The IG, however, said that they did not find anything suspicious during the search operations.

"There was rumour on social media about presence of militants in the school which was negated by us after search operations. All is well. These kinds of inputs have to be taken seriously either to falsify them or to react to them in case it happens to be true," he said.

Last year, several panic stricken schools in Jammu called it a holiday after a rumour spread that militants had attacked a prestigious school along the India-Pakistan border. (ANI)