The Central Intelligence Team (IB) present in Jammu and Kashmir is being strengthened. Intelligence Bureau is going to get 77 new security assistants. Their selection process has been completed. In particular, this team will help in locating the terrorists’ underground and over-ground workers. Apart from this, government personnel who came under suspicion in the Valley will also be monitored.
According to sources, there are over ground workers helping terrorists in many government departments as well. They are so mixed up among the public that it is very difficult to identify them. They didn’t even have a police record. These ground workers provide facilities from communication to transport to the terrorists for target killing. This is the reason that now the security agencies present in Jammu and Kashmir are trying to reach such people through mobile phone tracking and intelligence network.
31 ‘SA’ will be deployed in Jammu unit of IB, 14 in Leh and 32 in Srinagar. Many people are reportedly under the scanner in the Jammu and Kashmir administration, given such inputs from time to time by intelligence agencies. These are the over ground workers, who are accused of helping terrorists. It is difficult to hold them straight. Because there is no solid evidence against them.
The arrest of DSP Devinder Singh with the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir Police raises many big questions on the system. Recently, the house of former advisor to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha was raided by the CBI. This action has been taken in the arms license case. The central probe agency has conducted raids at around 40 places in New Delhi and other states including Madhya Pradesh. Khan, a promoted IAS officer, was removed from the post of advisor to the LG earlier this month. He was appointed as an advisor in March last year.
GC Murmu was the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir at that time. When Sinha took over as the Lieutenant Governor after his departure, Khan remained on his team of advisors.
In the issue of arms licenses in the year 2017, it was revealed that in Jammu and Kashmir, 2.78 lakh gun licenses were given to non-local people. Investigation revealed that this fraud was being carried out with the connivance of the officials of the Jammu and Kashmir government. For this, they have reportedly been told to get a huge amount from the gun sellers. In the licenses issued, the number of weapons like pistols was high.
Recently, in the intelligence alert received by the security agencies, it was also said that with the help of small arms in the valley, incidents like ‘pistol killing’ can be carried out. Pistol was used in all of the seven people who were killed at different places in the past. It is believed that many of the weapons that were taken from the licenses issued in a fake way, have reached the terrorists and their underground and overground workers as well. The reason is, now the ammunition of AK-47 or bigger weapons is not easily available. Recruitment of new terrorists has also been curbed.