Terror threat to Gujarat, security tightened

RSTV Bureau
File Photo: Commandos of India's elite anti terror force - National Security Guards.

File Photo: Commandos of India’s elite anti terror force – National Security Guards.

Gujarat Police along with National Security Guards have tightened the security in all crucial locations after a high alert was sounded on Sunday Morning of a possible e terror attack.

‘’Combing operations have started across various locations,” Gujarat DGP P C Thakur.

Security is beefed up following a terror alert that said some terrorist have entered the state through Kutch.  Two NSG teams comprising nearly 200 personnel have been sent to Ahmedabad from Delhi.

A Pakistani fishing boat was seized by a BSF patrol party on Friday after its occupants fled upon seeing the security personnel in the Koteshwar creek area off the Kutch coast along the Indo-Pakistan border, heightening the security concerns.

In view of the January 2 terror attack in Pathankot airbase, security agencies were not taking any chances and all possible steps are being directed to prevent any possible terror attacks, sources said.

After Initial inputs from NSA Ajit Doval security has been stepped up at all sensitive installations, places of worship and public places.

“Gujarat police is on alert. Gujarat Government had asked Centre for NSG teams and the team has arrived in state,” Minister of State for Home , Gujarat.

Director General of police P C Thakur convened an emergency meeting on the issue and alerts were sounded off in all major cities and districts.

“4 NSG teams have reached,3 teams will stay in Ahmedabad & 1will be deployed in Somnath temple,”  PC Thakur,DGP Gujarat

“We are on high alert and prepared to deal any situation. We have started combing operations across various locations. We have also sensitised places that see high rate of footfall,” he said

High level meetings, headed by Home Secretary P K Taneja, were held in Gandhinagar early this morning and late last night.

Security tightened in Vadodara after high level security alert issued in Gujarat on Saturday following an intelligence input from Pakistan’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Nasir Khan Janjua to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval that some terrorists had entered the state to carry out strikes.

This is the first time that Pakistan has shared such specific intelligence.

(WITH PTI INPUTS)