The Indian Army detained two suspected spies, who were found videographing and taking pictures near Ratnuchak Military Station in Jammu, and handled over to the police for further interrogation on Tuesday. According to the initial information shared by the army, both were in regular touch with Pakistan and a few hours before their arrest, they had contacted in the neigbouring country.
A joint interrogation of the police and the Indian Army was underway in Jammu till the last update.
The incident took place less than 48 hours before Narendra Modi is set to take oath as Prime Minister at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.
In December last year, the Indian Army’s 51 Armoured Regiment foiled an attack on the Ratnuchak camp in Jammu in the wee hours, when the sentry fired at two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists carrying arms and ammunition.Though one of the terrorists was injured both managed to escape to a nearby civilian cluster.
Even though a cordon and search operation (CASO) was launched by the Indian Army, the Para (special forces) and the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the terrorists were not found.Like the Sunjwan camp, which was attacked in February 2018, the Ratnuchak camp, which houses families of Indian Army officers, is open to civilian movement.
Intelligence units said such camps were vulnerable to terrorist attacks as they provide ample reconnaissance opportunities to terrorist outfits.