New Delhi June 25: As Pakistan-sponsored terror groups strike in Srinagar, the security apparatus across the country has also been put on alert about Pakistan’s ISI reactivating its network in the country for carrying out dedicated attacks on Hindu leaders and establishments.
In a detailed advisory, an Intelligence Bureau alert issued recently has warned of a possible attack on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and other Hindu leaders. The intelligence warning comes in the wake of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s ongoing tour of multiple states.
The IB warning categorically says that recent inputs indicate that “The Pakistan ISI has decided to reactivate its networks for carrying out simultaneous attacks on Hindu leaders and their establishments in several cities across the country and detailed reconnaissance of targets has been undertaken by them’’. The states have been put on alert following the IB warning. The RSS chief is presently touring cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Salemabad, Jodhpur, Meerut and Solapur. In its note, the IB cautions the state government that Mohan Bhagwat faces a high degree of threat and the states must put in place adequate security arrangements to throw a fool-proof security ring around the RSS chief when he is travelling in their territorial jurisdictions. The RSS chief is presently a Z-plus category protectee along with CISF cover (PSOs and mobile security) all over the country. In accordance with the Yellow Book guidelines, he is entitled to the same category of security during his visits to states across the country, intelligence officials said.
The IB alert says that in view of the current security situation and the looming threat by Pakistan ISI backed terror outfits, full precautions need to be taken and security arrangements must be put in place.
Sources in the security establishment said that Pakistan’s ISI has been trying to create unrest in the country and continuous efforts are being made to infiltrate terrorists in J&K to disturb the peace in the Valley even as it is keen to re-activate its network — in the form of terror modules of terrorist outfits — lying dormant in certain cities.
Source: Jun 25, 2013 – Namrata Biji Ahuja | Asian Age Correspondent