Dwarka temple's security tightened following intelligence warning of possible terror attack
Central Intelligence has warned that Pakistan's notorious spy agency ISI has sent some operatives to execute a major attack on Dwarka temple in Gujarat.
Ahmedabad: At a time when the security forces are on high alert in the aftermath of the dastardly terror attacks in Uri and Indian Army's counter surgical strikes across LoC last week, intelligence warning of a possible attack on famous Dwarka temple have been received.
A ToI report said on Thursday cited top intelligence sources in claiming that Pakistan's notorious spy agency ISI has sent some operatives to execute a major attack on Dwarka temple.
Consequently, the security in the coastal towns of Dwarka and Mandal has been heightened.
The input regarding possible terror attack on Dwarka Temple was given by the Central Intelligence (CI) cell to Gujarat DGP.
"Around 12 to 15 ISI operatives have either landed or may land on the Gujarat coast. They may also be in a hideout in Dwarka or Mandal," it said.
"Two fishing boats are near the international maritime boundary line (IMBL) and are waiting to infiltrate into Indian waters," it added further.
Following the CI input, security has been beefed up in the entire coastal belt and the Coast Guard, Navy and marine police have been put on high alert.
Importantly, on Saturday last week, Gujarat ATS had arrested Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operative Hasan Imamuddin, 44, from Aurangabad in Bihar. He was allegedly involved in the terror attack on the American Cultural Centre in Kolkata in January 2002. Gujarat ATS is now trying to ascertain through Hasan's interrogation if there are any sleeper cells within Gujarat or anywhere in neighbouring states.