Police in Jammu and Kashmir caught a woman “suicide bomber” on Friday, a day after a warning was issued in the Valley, media reported.
A lady who is suspected to be a suicide bomber has been apprehended, we will verify facts and talk to her, only then can we come to a conclusion: Munir Khan,ADG,J&K Police pic.twitter.com/NWepMesu5j
— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2018
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Munir Khan, said that the police are questioning her and that she is investigating further into the matter.
On Thursday, intelligence reports had said a non-Kashmiri suicide bomber could disrupt Republic Day celebrations in the Valley.
According to a message distributed from the office of the inspector general of the police (Kashmir) to all the chiefs of police and security chiefs of the Kashmir district, “there was a great contribution” that an 18-year-old woman who is not from Kashmir could ” cause “a suicide bomb explosion” near or within the Republic Day parade in Kashmir. ”
“All are aimed at ensuring that the frisking of the ladies in the (places) is done meticulously and with the utmost caution to frustrate designs of anti-national elements,” the message says.
The general director of the police, SP Vaid, however, sought to downplay the reports and assured an infallible security for the celebrations of the Day of the Republic.
The head of the state police had said that all the opposing mechanisms were in place.
Meanwhile, CRPF personnel on Thursday avoided a major tragedy after staff detected and deactivated an IED pressure cooker near a train station in the Pampore area of the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“An IED installed in a three-liter pressure cooker was detected by alert jawans from the force in the village of Kandizal-Tangpora, near the railway station,” a spokesman for the CRPF said. He said that a CRPF bomb disposal squad was convened and the IED was deactivated without causing any damage.