Security beefed up at Ranjit Sagar Dam
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Last Updated: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 20:53
Pathankot: Security has been beefed up at Ranjit Sagar Dam and its surrounding areas in the wake of intelligence reports about terror threat to the vital installation.

Security has been heightened at Modhopur Barrier and Bamial bridge over river Ravi, SP (Rural) Karma Chand said here today.

Patrolling has also been intensified on all roads leading to Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, he said.

Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) authorities in Chandigarh said security is reviewed periodically and required steps are taken accordingly.

Senior police officers of Punjab, Himachal and Jammu and Kashmir are coordinating among themeselves to thwart any terror strike on the Ranjit Sagar Dam near Pathankot.

SSP (Gurdaspur) Varinder Pal Singh said adequate police have been deployed at railway stations and bus stands in view of the threat.

All trains passing through Pathankot are being checked thoroughly at busy Chakki Bank, a senior Railway official said.


First Published: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 20:53

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