Jammu: A high alert has been sounded across the Jammu region ahead of Independence Day with security forces and police launching combing operations after receiving reports about the sighting of terrorists in some areas. The advisory was issued by Jammu Senior Superintendent of Police Sunil Gupta after the police received a threat letter for blasts.
“Keeping in view the forthcoming Independence Day, present security scenario in the state and threats from anti-national elements, some nakas and frisking points have been established in the Jammu city as well as rural areas for security and safety of the general public. You are requested to co-operate with the police at such points. Please don’t feel it as any harassment by the police,” SSP said in the advisory.
“Barricades and checking will be intensified within the city and at the borders. Citizens are requested to plan their movements from the security point of view. It is requested to school managements in Jammu to not allow any strangers in schools and also tell students about necessary precautions,” he added.
The police also issued dos and don’ts for the general public. “The public also has to take preventive actions. Do not touch any abandoned object. On seeing any suspected person, object or material, inform the police immediately. If you have any information about any anti-national or anti-social elements, please inform the police.
Identity of the informant shall be kept confidant,” the advisory reads.
The SSP also asked the people to be alert while travelling in passenger vehicles and at crowded areas like bus stand, railway station, shopping complex, hospitals and other areas.
He directed all Station House Officers (SHOs) to remain present in their respective jurisdiction round the clock. “Incharge of border police posts are directed to keep a vigil on infiltration routes. Village defence committee members, nambardars and chowkidars are directed to cooperate with each other while performing their duties for safety and security of their respective villagers, especially on the Independence Day,” the SSP directed.