Government Reviews Security of Politicians, Key Installations in Kashmir


Srinagar, Dec 12: A day after militants made an abortive attempt on the life of a senior minister in Indian administered Kashmir, the government Monday reviewed security of all the politicians and key installations in the region. A pro-Pakistan militant group Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen has owned responsibility of the attack.

Official sources said security review meeting was held in Srinagar, the summer capital of the region on Monday. “The meeting was attended by Home Secretary, police chief and top police, paramilitary and security officials. The officials reviewed the security of the politicians and the key installations in the region,” they said.

The preliminary report of the attack on the minister was submitted by the security agencies in the meeting. “Some vital clues about the attackers have been found and the investigations are going on. We are sure to bust the militant module that carried out the attack,” a top police official said.

After the review meeting, the government has conveyed to the pro-Indian politicians in Kashmir not to venture out of their homes without clearance from security agencies and police.

The government has also decided to increase the security around key government and military installations.

Meanwhile, pro-Pakistan militant group Jamait-ul-Mujahedeen has claimed responsibility of the attack on the minister in which one of his security guard was killed and two others injured.

In a faxed statement to a local news gathering agency, Jamiat spokesman Jameel Ahmad said, “Al Jabar squad of the organization had targeted the minister. It was carried out in reaction to a recent statement of Indian minister and pro-Indian leader Farooq Abdullah regarding his intention of reopening liquor stores and movie theaters in Kashmir”.

He warned that similar attacks shall be carried out against all mainstream political parties in the future.