By Ashraf Wani: Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir made last minute changes to the G20 Tourism Working Group (TWG) conference itinerary due to security reasons as they suspected terrorist organisations had conspired to repeat the 26/11-type attack during the G20 in Gulmarg at the behest of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI, sources said.
The changes were made following revelations by a detained over-ground worker (OGW), who worked in a posh hotel.
OGW are people who help terrorists with logistical support, cash, shelter, and other infrastructure with which armed groups and insurgency movements such as Hizb-ul Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Muhammad in Jammu and Kashmir can operate.
Security forces arrested Farooq Ahmad Wani in the last week of April as part of a crackdown ahead of G-20.
A resident of Haigam Sopore in Baramulla, Wani used to provide services as a driver at a famous five-star hotel in Gulmarg. According to sources, he was associated with terror organisations as an OGW and was also in direct contact with ISI officials across the border.
During questioning, Wani revealed that the aim of the terrorists was to enter the hotel and target the people present there, including foreign dignitaries, in the same way as terrorists opened fire and took hostages at the Taj Hotel during the Mumbai attack.
Sources said that the OGW said that the terrorists are preparing to attack two to three places simultaneously during the G20 summit in Kashmir.
That is why all the movements across Kashmir, particularly in Srinagar, are being monitored by CCTV and drones, the sources added.