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Ardh Kumbh mela security increased after youth with suspected terror links arrested

Haridwar: Vigilance has been heightened at the ongoing Ardh Kumbh mela and security beefed up around vital installations in the district after four youths with suspected terror links who were allegedly planning to launch an attack were nabbed, police said on Wednesday.

Security around sensitive and crowded spots, including Har Ki Pairi has been tightened, Inspector General of Police G S Martolia, in charge of the security for the mela, said.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Four youths with suspected terror links who were allegedly conspiring to strike in the mela area were held by a joint team of Delhi Police Special Cell and Uttarakhand police last night from Manglour town in Haridwar district.

IG Martolia said all vehicles coming to Haridwar besides hotels and lodges in the district are being checked to keep a tab on dubious people.

Visitors to temples are on CCTV surveillance and senior police officials are patrolling the mela areas 24x7, he said.

A special vigil is being kept around vital installations and at points bordering the neighbouring states like Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh with patrolling and frisking being intensified, he said.

Bomb disposal squads and intelligence personnel are maintaining a constant vigil in the mela area and all intelligence inputs received are being analysed, he said.

Senior police officials, including IG Martolia, later visited Laksar railway station near Roorkee and all the check posts and police stations between Laksar and Haridwar to take stock of security arrangements there, a release from DIG Ardh Kumbh's office said.


Updated Date: Jan 21, 2016 07:50 AM

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