Terror alert in Gujarat: Top 10 developments

Gujarat has been put on high alert on Sunday following intelligence inputs that terrorists have sneaked into the state, with raids being conducted at Kutch and other places, security beefed up at vital installations and sensitive areas and NSG teams on standby.

Last Updated: Mar 06, 2016, 16:18 PM IST
Terror alert in Gujarat: Top 10 developments
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Ahmedabad: Gujarat has been put on high alert on Sunday following intelligence inputs that terrorists have sneaked into the state, with raids being conducted at Kutch and other places, security beefed up at vital installations and sensitive areas and NSG teams on standby.

Here are top 10 developments:-

1- Security was intensified across Gujarat, which cancelled leave of all police personnel.

2- Two NSG teams comprising nearly 200 personnel have been sent to Ahmedabad from Delhi.

3- Advisory has been issued to enhance security at all strategic locations, sensitive industrial sites and religious places after intelligence inputs suggested that the terrorists have entered Gujarat taking the sea route.

4- The state government has increased security at all the main temples of the state for 'Maha Shivaratri' festival tomorrow.

5- A massive security operation has been launched and raids were conducted by a police team, led by South Kutch Superintendent of Police Makrand Chauhan, early this morning in Varnora village of Bhuj taluka in Kutch district bordering Pakistan. The Kutch police also raided Noorani Mahel hotel and Muslim Jamat Khana in Bhuj.

6- Two National Security Guard (NSG) teams comprising nearly 200 personnel have been sent from Delhi to Gujarat to meet any eventuality.

7- Security of all the Air Force and Army bases has also been ramped up.

8- A Pakistani fishing boat was seized by a BSF patrol party on Friday after its occupants fled upon seeing the security personnel in the Koteshwar creek area off the Kutch coast along the Indo-Pakistan border, heightening the security concerns.

9 - Gujarat DGP PC Thakur said combing operations have started across various locations. 

10- Till now, police have not found any suspicious person.