High alert in Odisha over intelligence input about entry of three armed terrorists

 An alert was sounded across Odisha on Thursday following intelligence input about the entry of three armed terrorists into the country.

PTI| Updated: Apr 07, 2016, 17:34 PM IST
High alert in Odisha over intelligence input about entry of three armed terrorists
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Bhubaneswar: An alert was sounded across Odisha on Thursday following intelligence input about the entry of three armed terrorists into the country.

"Based on threat information received from Intelligence Bureau and other security agencies, we have issued high alert across Odisha," Director General of Police (DGP) B K Singh told reporters.

Security has been beefed up near key installations, he said, adding security arrangement has been made at the airport, Hirakud Dam and religious places.

All district collectors and superintendents of police have been asked to stay alert and additional security measures have been taken for Maoist-affected districts of the state, a senior police official said.

Security personnel are frisking and checking vehicles, while vigilance has been enhanced at vital installations like police buildings and defence establishments, religious places and crowded places like markets, malls, railway stations and educational institutions.