In response to a terror threat, security has been tightened at railway stations in Western Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, after a letter, reportedly written by terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), threatening to blow up the structures was received by railway officials, according to PTI.
The letter which was addressed to the station master of Shamli railway station was received on Monday.
According to Deputy Superintendent of Police (GRP) Ramesh Tripathi, security has been tightened and frisking of passengers increased at Shamli railway station.
Jaish-e-Mohammed(JeM) is the terror outfit which masterminded the horrendous Pulwama attack on February 14, 2019, when a suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Dar had rammed an SUV loaded with 350 kilos of explosives into one of the buses carrying a CRPF convoy, killing 40 CRPF jawans.
In retaliation, on February 26, the Indian Air Force launched a counter-terror operation in a pre-emptive airstrike by targetting Jaish-e-Mohammed bases in Balakot, Muzaffarabad and Chakothi, in which many terrorists were killed.
Following this, there have been many ceasefire violations on the J&K border by Pakistan and the Indian Army has been in a continuous mission to eliminate remaining JeM terrorists.
On Monday, ANI sources have claimed that top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) commanders have been eliminated in targeted action by India post the Pulwama terror attack.
Of the 66 terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year, 27 belong to the Pakistan-based terror outfit out of which 19 were eliminated after the February 14 Pulwama attack, sources added.
Within 45 days of the Pulwama attack, the entire JeM team involved in the attack neutralised through a combination of technical and human intelligence-based operations. This also includes arrest and deportation of Jaish cadre who were involved in the operation, sources mentioned.
Top Indian security brass feels Pakistan trying to obfuscate its role in terrorist activities by projecting Jammu and Kashmir as part of a larger global jihadi narrative and next battleground after Afghanistan, sources added.
(With Agency inputs)