TARGETED CASOs IMPORTANT
AN OGW SPEAKS TO KZINE CENTRAL
There is an attempt by terror players to create turbulence in north Kashmir. Over the past few weeks, some Pakistani terror operatives have come to Baramulla and adjoining areas of North Kashmir. A cordon and search operation was launched by the security agencies on coming to know of their presence. These terror operatives are surviving on account of the sleeper groups which arrange for their accommodation and other logistics. According to sources in the OGW network, their purpose is to instill fear and disrupt normal life. If they are not arrested soon, the fear factor will be high this year in towns and cities. Over the last many months, the fear graph had come down in north Kashmir significantly. Public events were taking place commonly and the situation was much better as compared to south Kashmir. A peaceful atmosphere has been created. For medical camps and events, there is public support.
If any major terror incident happens, saari mehnat zaya hogi. The focus of the terror operatives is that South Kashmir ki tarah north mein bhi dar kayam rahey. Pakistan always wants that fear factor should be deep in Kashmir. They want to target the people’s bonding with the security forces in the North. With the activities of the terror operatives, individuals identified as nationalists have been told to limit their movement.
IMPORTANT FOR SECURITY AGENCIES TO TAKE QUICK ACTION
The first task of the Pakistani terror operatives is to move about and familiarize themselves with the area. The Covid protocol of moving about with a mask has made it easy for them to conveniently mingle with the crowd. Then begins their task of taking updates from their local OGWs. Who all are working with the terror network, which boys are pro-Pakistan and can work with them. Who all are pro-Indians and nationalists. Their purpose is to disturb north Kashmir and introduce the same state of anxiety here that marks south Kashmir. Once these terror operatives create their roots, they start creating networks of local youth to carry out the terror activities. At times, they give tasks to new entrants like targeting someone or throwing a grenade. They tell the boy that you have to do this activity in order to prove your allegiance. Once the youth gets involved even in single terror activity, he gets caught in this daldal. Then it is difficult for him to find an escape route. That is why the boys don’t surrender. They think that going back is impossible. It is certainly difficult though it is not impossible. But the youth gets trapped this way.
TARGETED CORDON AND SEARCH FOR DESIRED RESULT
Random Cordon and Search Operations alone don’t work so well. In addition, it is important to do targeted CASOs. You have to identify those who have part of the network of stone pelters, sleeper cells, others associated with terror plots. The security agencies shall get an initial edge if such targeted CASOs are organized. A normal householder cannot keep Pakistani terror operatives in his house. There are 60-70 percent chances that those who give them shelter are OGWs or stone pelters. Security agencies have to remain proactive. There are symptoms of disturbances in the north already. Some OGWs and others associated with militant activity have been arrested. Obviously, they have been provided weapons by militants. It is evident that the youngster of North Kashmir would not have got his weapon from South Kashmir. He has been provided the weapon locally.