Security agencies on toes for I-Day

From hijacking of aircraft to suicide attacks by terrorists, including human bombs, in the capital and other major cities--central security agencies are getting “uncorroborated” inputs about many such possible threats ahead of Independence Day celebrations.

Most of these “unsubstantiated”  inputs are coming from Assam, rocked by clashes between Bodos and immigrants that have claimed 77 lives so far, but the authorities are not leaving anything to chance.

Unlike in the past, when Intelligence Bureau would wait to first corroborate such information, it has been decided by the Home Ministry that the organisation would circulate all the inputs among the states and other agencies irrespective of their authenticity as a precaution.

One such input from Guwahati has been about hijacking of an airplane by terrorists of LeT recently but, the central security agencies could not pinpoint its coordinates and it was based on a vague input from a “source”, officials said.

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