Rajnath reviews security situation

Rajnath reviews security situation

Rajnath reviews security situation
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the security situation in the country following inputs that 10 terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) sneaked into India through Gujarat.

The review came as the country was celebrating Shivratri and the inputs suggested that the terrorists may target temples. Singh chaired the high-level meeting during which top officials briefed him about the measures taken by security forces across the country to avert any possible terror strike.

Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Director of Intelligence Bureau Dineshwar Sharma attended the meeting among others.Four teams of National Security Guards (NSG) have taken position in different locations in Gujarat. They could be deployed to any place in case of an emergency, official sources said.

Singh directed officials to beef up security in strategic locations, religious sites and industrial spots in Gujarat and metro cities apprehending threats. He wanted a fool-proof arrangement in all crowded places, sources said.

The input about 10 terrorists was shared with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval by his Pakistan counterpart Naseer Khan Janjua. However, Indian authorities are yet to trace them.

An alert has been sounded in Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chandigarh. Security was tightened at major temples in Delhi and other cities, amid the terror alert.

Patrolling around temples, popular markets, iconic buildings and other places like metro stations, railway stations and bus terminus has been stepped up, officials said.
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