Lashkar Plans to Hijack Planes in JK, Claims Report

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

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If a report is to be believed then the militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is all set to hijack airplanes in Jammu and Kashmir “to secure the release of more than 20 arrested militants”.

The report carried by the Mail Today claims that the Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the state government to beef up the security in and around the airports.

“According to the sources, while more than 20 militants have been arrested, many are still hiding in remote areas,” the report said. “Most of the jailed militants are allegedly Pakistani citizens. LeT handlers want the arrested terrorists back. Sources said LeT has asked its suicide bombers to hijack airplanes or launch a major terror strike in the Kashmir Valley. The militants, besides targeting the Army and police establishments, have also been asked to take people hostage so that they can press the demand for the release of the militants.”

JK Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Kumar Singh quoted in the report while confirming the rumours of hijacking said the state government is prepared to deal with any kind of threat saying “the terrorists will never be able to fulfill their wish”.

The state government, which has already heightened the security following the Udhampur terrorist attack, has also stepped up vigil in and around the three airports located in Jammu, Srinagar and Leh, the report said.

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