Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh police has alerted their counterparts in Uttarakhand about the possible presence of suspected terrorists associated with the banned outfit SIMI in that state.
"Uttarakhand police has been alerted about the possibility of SIMI terrorists in their territory," IG Law and Order Amrendra Sengar told reporters.
Three SIMI terrorists, allegedly involved in a blast on September 12 in Mohalla Jatan of Bijnor, had managed to escape after the incident.
The trio were staying near a room where the blast had taken place, and their partners as tenants in a house.
About the security arrangements in the wake of Navratra and Durga Puja, Sengar said "adequate number of force would be deployed and the Centre has been asked to provide Rapid Action Force (RAF) to be deployed at sensitive areas."
To review the security situation, Sengar said, a meeting through video conferencing would be held tomorrow with the senior officers of districts.