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After Gujarat, Jaisalmer cops put on high alert for terrorists


Jaisalmer: Superintendent of Police Dr. Rajeev Pachar on Sunday said following an input by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) that some people with wrong intentions have entered Rajasthan via Gujarat, the local police alerted various security agencies such as BSF, army and air force.

“We have spoken to various security agencies such as Border Security Force (BSF), army and air force in this connection and alerted them,” he said.

“The local police are conducting regular searches of inns, hotels and lodges. Besides, police in civil dresses have been deployed at several places, said the SP.

He said at Ramdevra and Sam, which are important points from the point of pilgrimage and tourism, respectively, police have deployed armed men to prevent any untoward incident.

When asked which way they entered Rajasthan, the officer said he doesn’t know abjectly.

The development came a day after Gujarat was put on high alert, following an intelligence input from Pakistan’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Nasir Khan Janjua to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval that 10 terrorists had entered the state to carry out strikes.

He said security has been tightened around air force bases in Chandan and Jaisalmer in view of President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit.

“Police are carrying out door-to-door survey of the people living around the air bases. Besides, all intelligence agencies, including district-level agency, have been put on alert, while at the venue of the function, arms pickets have been deployed, who are verifying identity of people going there,” he added.


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