Some miscreants threw stones on post no.12 of the Sunjuwan military station here. The post is adjacent to the area which was the suspected entry point of the militants who attacked the station on February 10.
The incident took place after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) registered a case in the attack and started investigation. Following stone-throwing, the Army lodged an FIR at the Trikuta Nagar police station under Section 336. 'The police have conducted checks in the area and have questioned some suspects. No arrests have been made so far,' said a source.
This is for the first time that a military station in Jammu has been attacked with stones, putting a question mark on the safety of the high security zones. Such incidents are common in Kashmir valley, but not in Jammu.
Since the February 10 fidayeen attack, the Army has been given a free hand to fire at any suspected movement observed around any installation. Today, however, the Army exhibited restraint.
The police said a case had been registered and investigation had started.
We are on the job and trying to ascertain what happened. Houses are constructed at the site from where the Army said stones were thrown,' said Arun Jamwal, Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Jammu south.
During the February 10 attack, which lasted 54 hours, six soldiers and a civilian were killed and 10 were injured. Three fidayeen militants were also neutralised in the operation.