PM Modi Jammu Rally: ‘Desperate attempts by terrorists to disrupt PM’s Jammu Rally’: J&K Police

Prime Minister Modi will address a large gathering in Palli village in Jammu.

Jammu:

Terrorists are desperately trying to disrupt the Prime Minister’s rally in Jammu tomorrow, Jammu and Kashmir Police said today. They say they have arrested two suicide bombers who were killed yesterday during a meeting in Jammu.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Jammu tomorrow. He will address a large gathering at Palli village on National Panchayati Raj Day. This is the Prime Minister’s first political visit to Jammu and Kashmir after the Union government stripped J&K of its statehood and special status.

“Tomorrow, 24th April, we will mark National Panchayati Raj Day. On this important occasion, I will be in Jammu and Kashmir and from there I will address the Gram Sabhas across India. I will also lay the first stone and inaugurate development works worth more than Rs. 20,000 crore,” PM Modi’s personal account tweeted today.

Subsequent tweets announced that the groundbreaking works include the Banihal Qazigund Road Tunnel, a historic infrastructure project aimed at providing all-weather connectivity between the regions of Jammu and Kashmir. Jan Aushadi Kendras spread over J&K will also be inaugurated, and a 500 KW solar power plant in Palli will be inaugurated. SVAMITVA cards will also be given to the various beneficiaries.

According to the police, a truck driver who had transported terrorists and another person who was to shelter them were arrested today.

“There are desperate, very desperate attempts to disrupt the prime minister’s rally,” said Mukesh Singh, the additional police chief executive.

He said the terrorists’ plan was to attack a security force camp in Jammu but was foiled after yesterday’s encounter.

Officials said the two suicide bombers had recently infiltrated from Pakistan via the Samba border from where they were transported by the trucker and dropped off at Sunjwan, near a major military installation in Jammu.

“They were supposed to take refuge in Shafiq Ahmad Sheikh’s house, near a security force camp and eventually carry out the attack,” Singh said.

“The two terrorists were killed before they could reach his home,” he added.

A CISF officer was killed and four other security personnel were injured in Friday morning’s terror attack. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were killed. Police said the two terrorists killed were fidayeen (suicide bombers) attackers from the terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed.

A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the encounter site.

The attack is also being investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Today, NIA Chief Kuldeep Singh visited Sunjwan’s dating site in Jammu.

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