Odisha on high alert after Uri attack

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19:

High alert has been sounded in Odisha following the terrorist attack on an army camp at Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir in which 17 soldiers were killed.


Security has been tightened at army bases in the state, police armouries, Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, Paradip port, Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar, State Assembly, Secretariat, Bhubaneswar railway station and Biju Patnaik International Airport here, informed DGP KB Singh.

Strict vigil has been kept on crowded places and coastal areas, the top cop added.

The state was put on high alert after the Intelligence wing warned of possible terror attack. District police in Puri, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Balasore have been asked to be on alert.

The Commissionerate police is prepared to tackle any terrorist attack on Secretariat, Assembly, Lingaraj Temple, railway station and airport, said Twin City Police Commissioner YB Khurania.

A senior official of the state Intelligence wing said that there is no such possibility of any terrorist attack in Odisha. However, Special Tactical Unit and SOG jawans are in readiness to deal with such attacks.

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