After Gujarat went on alert due to information that 10 terrorists have crossed over from Pakistan into the border state, intelligence agencies have now sounded the alarm in Delhi. Security agencies suspect that the 10 terrorists have made their way to the Capital where they are planning a big strike, reports NDTV. Security has been heightened at the city’s public areas.
Earlier today, Gujarat was put on high alert following intelligence inputs that terrorists have sneaked into the state, with raids being conducted at Kutch and other places, security beefed up at vital installations and sensitive areas and four NSG teams deployed in order to stop an attack on the occasion of Mahashivratri on Monday.
"The state government received a serious information from central government on Saturday that terrorists have entered Gujarat. We held a meeting where it was discussed that all measures will be taken to ensure no untoward incident takes place," Gujarat Minister of State for Home Rajni Patel said.
Policemen were seen patrolling the highways since early morning. Security of all the Air Force and Army bases has also been ramped up.
State Director General of Police PC Thakur said they were prepared to deal with any situation.
"We are on high alert and prepared to deal with any situation. We have started combing operations across various locations. We have also sensitised places that see high rate of footfall," Thakur said.
On reports claiming that Pakistan alerted Indian authorities about the possible infiltration of terrorists in Gujarat, state Director General of Police (IB & CID) Pramod Kumar said the state Intelligence Bureau received information from the Central IB.
"We don't know anything about Pakistan's role in providing this information. We received this information from Central IB. I don't know anything more than that," said Kumar.
With inputs from PTI
First Published On : Mar 7, 2016 12:10 IST