West Bengal Police have stepped up security in Malda and Murshidabad districts after being cautioned by the Centre about six terrorists of the banned Neo-JMB (Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh) infiltrating the border and that they may carry out terror activities on Republic Day, a senior official said on Monday.

A search has been launched for the terrorists of the Neo-JMB, an ISIS affiliate terror outfit, the home department official said.

Security was tightened in and around Malda and Murshidabad railway stations following the alert, he said. “We have been alerted by the Central government about six Neo-JMB terrorists entering West Bengal through the international border with Bangladesh at Lalgola to execute terror plans when we will be celebrating the 72nd Republic Day,” he said. – PTI