Ahmedabad, Gujarat coast, borders on high alert
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 28, 2010, 22:22
Rajkot/Ahmedabad: Security has been beefed up in the coastal and border areas of the state and a high alert has been issued for Ahmedabad city during Holi following intelligence inputs, police said here on Sunday.

"There is a general alert in the coastal and border areas. If any intelligence input or not, we always become alert during festival season," Director General of Police S S Khandwawala said.

"This is a normal practice which we follow," he said and declined to divulge anything further on the intelligence inputs.

Ahmedabad Joint Commissioner of Police Satish Sharma said, "There is a high alert declared in Ahmedabad city on account of Holi."

"We have increased night patrolling and increased security at public places like malls, gardens, theatres and other places," he said.

Sources in district police said patrolling in the coastal regions of Jamnagar, Porbander, Veraval, Mundra, Kandla in Kutch have been increased following the inputs.

They said patrolling by marine police in the coastal regions have been intensified.

Also, various other security agencies like the coastguard and the Border Security Force (BSF) have been asked to increase petrolling in border areas of the state.

Vital installations like Essar and Reliance oil refineries and major ports like Kandla and Mundra in Kutch are located on the coast of Gujarat.

Last week, the BSF had foiled an infiltration bid by a Pakistani boat near Harami Nala on the West coast of Kutch.


First Published: Sunday, February 28, 2010, 22:22

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