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Ahead of Amarnath Yatra sticky bombs emerging as a new threat in J&K

Last Updated on May 12, 2022 at 10:40 am

A new bomb threat is emerging in Jammu and Kashmir which has triggered a high alert in the area. ‘Sticky bombs’ has posed a new threat for J&K thus Central Reserve Police Force have put jawans on high alert to face this new challenge.

Ahead of the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine, J&K police have received sticky bombs threat, triggering a high security alert at the site.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Deputy Inspector General, Hiranagar Range, Devender Yadav said that through alertness one can deal with this threat and added that officials and agencies have been put on alert and jawans will be sensitized about the threat.

CRPF of Hiranagar Range is looking after the area where sticky bombs were recovered first time in February 2021. Also, the stretch is considered a highly sensitive area on Jammu-Pathankot national highway. The “sticky bombs”, dropped by terrorists sitting across the border in Pakistan using drones, were recovered in the Samba sector of the Jammu region along the International Border on February 14, 2021.

Officials informed that police and other security forces on Wednesday launched a major search operation along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of J&K to sanitise the border villages ahead of Amarnath Yatra next month.

It is pertinent to mention that, the annual pilgrimage is scheduled from June 30 to August 11 and will start from the traditional twin routes  48-km trek from Nunwan to the cave shrine from Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag and a 14-km shorter but steep Baltal route in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.