'Saffron-robed` terrorists planning to strike Uttar Pradesh; Yogi Adityanath's security beefed up

The alert came as the Yogi Adityanath government shunted out Uttar Pradesh Police chief Javeed Ahmed and replaced him by 1980-batch IPS officer Sulkan Singh.

'Saffron-robed` terrorists planning to strike Uttar Pradesh; Yogi Adityanath's security beefed up
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Lucknow: The security of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been heightened in the wake of an intelligence report that terrorists could carry out an attack in the state.

According to an intelligence report shared by Madhya Pradesh, terrorists could be donning saffron robes, or posing as saints or tantricks, to evade UP Police's scrutiny.

Twenty-five terrorists, all aged around 18 years, could be infiltrated into India via Nepal, added the report. Security has been beefed up on the Indo-Nepal border.

The alert came as the Yogi Adityanath government shunted out Uttar Pradesh Police chief Javeed Ahmed and replaced him by 1980-batch IPS officer Sulkhan Singh.

Meanwhile, Sulkhan Singh said that the UP police was on alert in the wake of the report. 

On March 08, an alleged terrorist, suspected to have been influenced by the Islamic State (ISIS), was killed in Lucknow after a 12-hour police operation in the wake of the Ujjain-Bhopal train blast.

 

The encounter came as Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh police teams carried out arrests of several "seld-radicalised" persons suspected to be linked to the train blast in Shajapur in MP on March 07 in which 10 persons were injured.

Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh police teams carried out arrests of several "seld-radicalised" persons suspected to be linked to the train blast in Shajapur in MP on March 07 in which 10 persons were injured.