Alert issued for possible terror attack for Aug 15

New Delhi: The Centre has alerted the states about the possibility of a terror attack, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir and the North-East, in the run up to the the Independence Day and asked them to take every possible step to foil any attempt by militants to disturb peace.

Acting on intelligence inputs which suggested various militant groups may try to carry our terror attacks particularly in North-Eastern states and Jammu and Kashmir, the Home Ministry asked the state governments to intensify vigil at sensitive locations and public places.

"It is a comprehensive alert as well as advisory. We have asked the states what to do and what not to," a senior Home Ministry official said.

"We are specifically concerned about Assam, Manipur and Jammu and Kashmir as we are regularly getting adverse intelligence inputs. All these inputs have been shared with the concerned state governments for necessary action," the official said.

The Ministry also asked the states to deploy additional forces in markets, religious places, airports, railway stations and bus terminus.

Specific instructions were also given to Delhi Police to take extra precautions in the national capital where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will unfurl the tricolour at the Red Fort and ensure that the day passes off peacefully.