New Delhi: As a cross-party panel of MPs targeted the Centre over the Pathankot terror strike, the home ministry on Tuesday put the BSF and Army on high alert on the international border and Line of Control after reports that Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed and top Pakistan Army officials were camping in border villages for the past two weeks.
The MHA’s threat assessment is based on specific intelligence inputs that Hafiz Saeed had visited several villages along the border in a desperate bid to recruit youths to launch terror activities in India.
Sources said Saeed is accompanied by senior Pakistan Army and ISI officers. The most wanted terrorist in India also visited terrorist training camps and “launchpads” close to the border giving anti-India speeches and instigating his cadre to launch a fresh offensive against India.
The parliamentary standing committee on home launched a scathing attacking on the ministry, questioning its level of preparedness on terror attacks. During its visit to the airbase, the committee found the security cover was not robust and it had a poorly guarded perimeter wall.