Unprecedented security cover in Guj; CM reviews situation

Ahmedabad: After the IB terror alert for Gujarat, an unprecedented security cover was today thrown over the state on ‘Maha Shivratri’ with NSG teams deployed in the state and police undertaking massive combing operations amidst robust security at major temples and all vital installations.

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today held a high- level security meeting to review the situation. Despite reports that terrorists might strike in Delhi or other places, Gujarat Police has decided to not to let its guard down.

Following the IB inputs a about possible terror attack in the state, Gujarat DGP PC Thakur has ordered massive security and search operations to identify any threats. Of the four teams of National Security Guard (NSG) that dispatched by the Centre on Saturday night, one has been sent to secure the famous Somnath temple, which attracts a large number of people during Maha Shivratri. The remaining three are stationed here.

The Chief Minister today reviewed the overall security arrangements and preparedness of state police at a meeting with key officials, including the DGP.

Thakur told mediapersons that the Chief Minister was apprised of how the state police is co-ordinating with national agencies to thwart any terror activity. “We informed the CM about the steps taken by state police to thwart any terror strike in Gujarat. We also told her about the co-operation we are getting from para-military forces and central agencies in our efforts,” said Thakur.

Commenting on reports that inputs about possible infiltration of terrorists in Gujarat was shared by Pakistan, Thakur said, without naming Pakistan, “The source of the inputs is truly beyond our imagination. And when such inputs are coming from there, we have to take it very seriously.” The terror input was shared by the Centre with 10 other states

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