Now, terrorists target thermal imagers

Now, terrorists target thermal imagers
11/6/2008 8:33:37 AM

The thermal imaging cameras at the International Border in the Jammu region have captured images of militants sneaking across the border from Pakistan in to India. More shockingly, the images show that the terrorists are now targeting the cameras, so as to not be detected.

TIMES NOW has accessed the footage shot by the thermal imaging cameras that revealed militants caught moving surreptitiously along the International Border.

But the footage showed that on being challenged by the forces, the militants not only fired back at the jawans, but also a rocket at the thermal imaging monitor, which caught them sneaking in and alerting the security forces. They, however, missed the target, the footage showed.

Phukraj, a Border Security Jawan on duty said, “I was on duty at night when I noticed movement on the thermal imagers. I then alerted the rest.”

This is the third time in the past two months when thermal imagers have helped BSF men track down the movements of militants.

AK Sarollia, IG, BSF said, “This was an attempt at a forced intrusion but we managed to scuttle it. Even in September there were similar infiltration attempts which we managed to scuttle.”

“Several militants are sitting on launch pads and waiting to cross over to this side,” Rajendra Kumar, IG Jammu accepted.

While the militants managed to sneak back into the Pakistani side of the border, the Indian army does not rule out more such attempts; especially as Jammu and Kashmir polls are just around the corner.


SIMI threatens Leela Karan

SIMI threatens Leela Karan

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Oct 25: Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangarsh Samiti (SAYSS) convenor, Leela Karan Sharma today received a threatening letter allegedly written by banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), which has been linked to Indian Mujahideen, an off-shoot of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit.

The letter, written in Hindi and signed by SIMI, Meerut unit, was received by Mr Sharma by post at Geeta Bhawan, the headquarters of SAYSS this morning. Immediately after the receipt, the letter was handed over by the SAYSS leaders to IGP Jammu K Rajendera.

Police sources said Mr Sharma has been provided with two PSOs and his security was likely to be strengthened further following a review.

The letter is being examined by police to ascertain the place from where it has been posted though the venue in the letter has been mentioned as Meerut.

The SIMI has explained that it was writing the letter in Hindi so that it could be easily understood by the people.

3 pistols, ammunition recovered

3 pistols, ammunition recovered

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Oct 19: Security forces and police today recovered a consignment of arms and ammunition in Mendhar sector of Poonch district.

Recoveries include two Chinese pistols with three magazines, two RPG rounds, three AK magazines, 225 AK rounds, three UBGL grenades, one I Com radio set, eight strips of plastic explosives, five detonators and ration items.

Troops also recovered one Chinese pistol with one magazine and 15 round from Surankot in Poonch district.

One killed, three injured in explosion at army depot

One killed, three injured in explosion at army depot

SRINAGAR : One person was killed and three others were injured today in an explosion which occurred inside the army Khundroo Ammunition depot in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said here.

Mohammad Ayoub Mir was killed on the spot while three other labourers sustained injuries when a shell which was being carried from the depot to another exploded inside the premises of the ammunition depot, the sources said.

It was not immediately known how the explosion occurred, they said.

In August last year, a massive fire broke out in Khundroo Ammunition depot in which more than 20 persons were killed and scores of others injured. (PTI)