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India on high alert owing to terror threat

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NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD, March 7 - India remained on high alert owing to a terror threat on �Maha Shivratri� today as temples and strategic places were under tight vigil amid inputs that 10 LeT and JeM terrorists have entered India from Pakistan through Gujarat which saw an unprecedented security cover.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the internal security situation in the country at a high-level meeting in Delhi attended by top security officials including Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Director of Intelligence Bureau Dineshwar Sharma.

As a multi-city alert remained in place, Singh took stock of the situation and the steps taken to prevent any possible terror attacks.

An alert has already been sounded in Gujarat and other major metropolitan centres by central security agencies following reports that the 10 terrorists are on a mission to carry out attacks against high-value targets. However, so far there is no clue about the suspected terrorists.

A similar alert has also been sent to Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chandigarh.

In the national capital, the police presence and patrolling around temples, which were teeming with devotees, popular markets, iconic buildings and other places like metro stations, railway stations and bus terminus, which witness very high footfall, have been stepped up, a senior police official said.

Four NSG teams were stationed in Gujarat where massive police combing operations and robust security were in place at major temples and other vital installations.

Security was also tightened in Jammu and Kashmir, two days after a top army commander disclosed that there were �disturbing� inputs about a terror attack in the country and also after the detection of a tunnel along the international border in Jammu region.

In New Delhi, after the review meeting, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that action has been taken following the intelligence inputs.

�We have received some information and whatever necessary instructions had to be given, have been given,� Singh told reporters.

Singh also reviewed the steps taken to beef up security in strategic locations, religious sites and industrial spots in Gujarat and metro cities apprehending threats, official sources said. � PTI

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India on high alert owing to terror threat

NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD, March 7 - India remained on high alert owing to a terror threat on �Maha Shivratri� today as temples and strategic places were under tight vigil amid inputs that 10 LeT and JeM terrorists have entered India from Pakistan through Gujarat which saw an unprecedented security cover.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the internal security situation in the country at a high-level meeting in Delhi attended by top security officials including Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Director of Intelligence Bureau Dineshwar Sharma.

As a multi-city alert remained in place, Singh took stock of the situation and the steps taken to prevent any possible terror attacks.

An alert has already been sounded in Gujarat and other major metropolitan centres by central security agencies following reports that the 10 terrorists are on a mission to carry out attacks against high-value targets. However, so far there is no clue about the suspected terrorists.

A similar alert has also been sent to Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chandigarh.

In the national capital, the police presence and patrolling around temples, which were teeming with devotees, popular markets, iconic buildings and other places like metro stations, railway stations and bus terminus, which witness very high footfall, have been stepped up, a senior police official said.

Four NSG teams were stationed in Gujarat where massive police combing operations and robust security were in place at major temples and other vital installations.

Security was also tightened in Jammu and Kashmir, two days after a top army commander disclosed that there were �disturbing� inputs about a terror attack in the country and also after the detection of a tunnel along the international border in Jammu region.

In New Delhi, after the review meeting, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that action has been taken following the intelligence inputs.

�We have received some information and whatever necessary instructions had to be given, have been given,� Singh told reporters.

Singh also reviewed the steps taken to beef up security in strategic locations, religious sites and industrial spots in Gujarat and metro cities apprehending threats, official sources said. � PTI

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