NEW DELHI: The Centre has deployed four National Security Guard (NSG) teams in Gujarat strengthening the security apparatus of vital installations, following an intelligence alert that 10 terrorists had infiltrated into the State from Pakistan to carry out terror strikes.
“Looking at the Mahashivaratri celebrations, which attract lakhs of pilgrims, we have started combing operations, setting up check-posts and organised searches for suspects,” Thakur said.
Thakur also held a meeting with the NSG and State police officers to take stock of the situation on the ground and review the security apparatus of various vital installations in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, railway stations and airports. After the meeting, a decision was made to rush one NSG unit to the Somnath temple in Gir-Somnath district.
“The information about terror strikes received by us is authentic and verified. There are three main pilgrimage spots in Gujarat, including Somnath, Nageshwar Jyotirling in Dwarka and Bhavnath in Junagadh. We have already asked local police to beef up security at these places,” said Thakur.
A notification was also issued cancelling the leave of all police personnel. Senior officers have been tasked to carry out search operations at vulnerable locations, particularly in areas bordering Pakistan.
Rajni Patel, Gujarat MoS, Home Affairs, said coastal as well as border police near Kutch have been alerted to take all necessary measures to beef up security and patrolling.
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