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Alert issued for possible terror attack for Aug 15

Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 21:07

New Delhi: The Centre has alerted the states
about the possibility of a terror attack, particularly in
Jammu and Kashmir and the North-East, in the run up to the
the Independence Day and asked them to take every possible
step to foil any attempt by militants to disturb peace.

Acting on intelligence inputs which suggested various
militant groups may try to carry our terror attacks
particularly in North-Eastern states and Jammu and Kashmir,
the Home Ministry asked the state governments to intensify
vigil at sensitive locations and public places.

"It is a comprehensive alert as well as advisory. We have
asked the states what to do and what not to," a senior Home
Ministry official said.

"We are specifically concerned about Assam, Manipur and
Jammu and Kashmir as we are regularly getting adverse
intelligence inputs. All these inputs have been shared with
the concerned state governments for necessary action," the
official said.

The Ministry also asked the states to deploy additional
forces in markets, religious places, airports, railway
stations and bus terminus.

Specific instructions were also given to Delhi Police to
take extra precautions in the national capital where Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh will unfurl the tricolour at the Red
Fort and ensure that the day passes off peacefully.


First Published: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 21:07

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