Odisha on high alert after intelligence input on terrorist infiltration

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 7:

High alert has been sounded across Odisha after Delhi Police yesterday issued a warning about the entry of three heavily armed Pakistani terrorists into the country.

Pic Courtesy: www.thehindu.com
Pic Courtesy: www.thehindu.com

“Based on security threat information received from intelligence bureau and other security agencies, we have issued high alert across Odisha. Security has been beefed up around key installations including the airport, Hirakud dam and religious sites,” said DGP KB Singh speaking to reporters today.

All district Collectors and Superintendents of Police have been asked to stay alert. Extra security measures have been taken for Maoist-affected districts of the state.

Police officers have been asked to focus on strict checking of vehicles, security of vital installations, including police buildings and defence establishments, religious places, markets, malls, railway stations and tracks, and educational institutions.

Yesterday Punjab police issued a notification that the terrorists are travelling from Jammu and Kashmir in a grey Swift Dzire car along with a local resident.

The alert issued by Punjab Police DG to all the Commissioners and SSPs in the state, says that the car “bearing registration number JK-01 AB-2654 is carrying three Pakistani militants and a local. The Pakistani militants have sufficient arms, ammunition and possibly suicide belt.”

It may be noted that the Indian agencies, in March, had received information from their Pakistani counterparts about the possibility of 10 terrorists infiltrating into the country from across the border.

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