Srinagar: An alleged major security lapse on the part of authorities has come to light in the Pulwama terror attack case. Intelligence agencies had given out a prior warning about plan of terrorists to use Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the area, sources said. On February 8, intelligence agencies had issued an alert about an IED attack and had advised forces to sanitise the area properly before occupying their place of deployment.
“Before occupying your place of deployment, please sanitise the area properly as there are inputs of use of IEds,” the alert had mentioned.“Matter most urgent”, read the last line of the alert note.
Six days after the alert was issued, the CRPF convoy took for Srinagar from Jammu, when the deadly attack took place.
A suicide attacker rammed his vehicle carrying explosives (RDX, as per sources) into a CRPF bus at around 3.15 p.m., taking the security forces by total surprise.