Ahead of the Dussehra celebrations here in the city of temples the security forces have been directed to maintain strict vigil to prevent any untoward incident especially in and around religious places.
According to official sources, the entire security grid is on its tenterhooks following reports that militants are planning to strike during the festive season to spread panic in the region.
The twin terror attacks on September 26 in Hiranagar and Samba has already created a fear psychosis in the minds of the people.
According to official sources, large number of infiltrators have been brought close to the launching pads along the line of control and near the International border to sneak inside the Indian territory to carry out the terror plot at he behest of their militant handlers.
To prevent any militant strike the security forces including the state police and para military forces are regularly carrying our random checking of transport vehicles and keeping a close watch on the movement of the suspected people in crowded market places.
The religious places witnessing huge rush of devotees during the season have been put in a state of high alert and adequate measures have been taken by the state police to beef up the security bandobast to prevent any strike.