//BJP leaders were warned of militant attack: JK Police

BJP leaders were warned of militant attack: JK Police

New Delhi, May 14: Close on the heels of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad accusing BJP of trying to create a communal flare-up in the state, state police today said the saffron party leaders, sitting on a dharna, had been warned of possible militant attack in retaliation to their statements.

The state BJP hierarchy had been conveyed about the wireless intercept of militants which had clearly threatened to carry out attacks against them for their "provocative" statements, a senior police official said.

The local BJP unit leaders, which included a former Union Minister, were apprised of the situation and the constant threat perception from militants, the official claimed.

The BJP unit had been demonstrating for last 12 days at the bus stand in Doda town against the gunning down of 19 Hindus in Kulkhand village on May one.

Most of the participants at the dharna were from outside the locality. Police detained one RSS worker, Anil, from whom Rs 27,000 in cash was seized.

Azad had yesterday alleged that BJP was trying to whip up communal tension in the state by staging such agitation.