Pak-Backed Terror Groups May Attempt To Hijack Plane To Disrupt I-Day Celebrations


Srinagar: The Intelligence Bureau (IB) on Monday cautioned law enforcement agencies across the country, particularly those involved in Independence Day security, about a possible terror attack that Pakistani-backed militant groups are trying to plot.

The IB further highlighted that a three-member module with a local handler from Srinagar has moved to Delhi to carry out terror strikes, adding that at least one member of the group is under the vigil of the bureau.

It has also come to light that the miscreants would be making attempts to hijack a small plane or helicopter to disturb the Independence Day celebrations tomorrow in the national capital.

After the warning was issued by the IB, a consequent alert has been issued, barring small planes and non-government helicopters from flying in “protected zones” in Delhi.

In addition, isolated and private airfields are under the strict watch of enforcement agencies to avoid any unpleasant incidents.

The terror alert comes at a time when India is facing hostility from two neighbouring countries, with Pakistan-based militants most likely to conduct an attack, in view of the non-stop ceasefire violations that has rocked the Line of Control (LoC).