JAMMU: By timely raising an alarm and averting a major terror strike near an army unit in Akhnoor on late Wednesday night, the alert army jawans may have forced the suspected terrorist to flee from the scene but question marks are being raised about their whereabouts.
If these suspected terrorists are still around and camping in the same area it raises serious security concerns as large number of vital army installations are located in the 10 Div headquarters of Akhnoor.
Since Thursday morning the entire area has been kept in a state of high alert to prevent any terror strike.
On their part the army authorities along with para military and state police force also conducted joint search operations in the entire area but failed to track them down.
Security experts believed sympathisers of these suspected terrorists must have been sheltering them far away from the strict vigil of the different wings of security agencies.
The presence of over ground workers present in the area cannot be ruled out. On the other hand till the time these suspected militants would be tracked the security forces would remain in a state of high alert especially during the festive season.
The suspected terrorists, if present in the same area, are yet to use any communication tool as they are yet to come on the radar of the intelligence agencies, official sources said.
The local police authorities are keeping a close watch on the movement of notorious elements in the area as suspected militants may have taken shelter in the area using the network of narcotics smugglers in the area or OGW’s may have managed to carve out a safe hideout in order to shield them from the security forces.
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