Puducherry on high alert over possible terror attack

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 17:35

Puducherry: Full-fledged security measures,
including deployment of Rapid Action Force personnel, have
been put in place here following Centre`s alert about possible
terror attack in the Union Territory, which has large presence
of French nationals and is a popular tourist destination.

Puducherry Home Minister E Valsaraj said the government
has tightened security at all vulnerable points and two
companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF) have been deployed in
addition to the local police.

Besides, the services of two companies of Tamilnadu
Special Armed Police have also been used, he told reporters on
the sidelines of a function here.

The Union Home Ministry last week alerted Puducherry, a
former French Colony, of possible terror attacks based on
intelligence inputs.

The alert came close on the heels of the German Bakery
bomb blast in Pune that claimed 15 lives.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 17:35

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