NEW DELHI: According to high-level sources, terrorists are planning to target VVIPs in India. All states and security establishments have been placed on high alert with clear instructions to strengthen security after the input came from the US intelligence agency after decoding intercepts.
The high-level alert was issued on Friday about the possible threat starting from December 5 to December 12, sources warned. The alert came on a day when suspected Pakistani terrorists carried out four audacious attacks in J&K on Friday.
The alert has been sent to all Paramilitary forces, including CRPF and CISF, which guards the airports across the country. CISF has been told to beef up security at all the airports. Security is also being boosted at vital installations across the country. “In view of the several public engagements of Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and political leaders, the tip-off that came from the US is being taken very seriously by the security and intelligence agencies,” sources added.
All important public engagements, including political functions, and public appearances of VVIPs, are being reviewed.