Elaborate Security For Vaishno Devi Shrine: Special DG CRPF

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Srinagar: Elaborate security arrangements are in place in and around Mata Vaishno Devi shrine to thwart any terror attack, a top CRPF official on Thursday said.

There is high degree of alertness amid increased security deployment in and around the shrine, Special Director General, CRPF (J&K Zone), S N Srivastava told reporters here.

“There is threat in general. There is possibility of the (terror) attack on Vaishno Devi shrine..that is why there is heavy security presence of CRPF as a large number of devotees visit the shrine,” he said.

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The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer said that a massive combing operation was carried out at the shrine in view of the special input of terror attack recently. “There was an input of our sister security agency about a specific terror attack on Vaishno Devi (shrine). We got entire area checked … But nothing was found”, Srivastava said.

The top CRPF official said that there was no security or intelligence lapses in connection with terror attack on Amarnath yatra bus last month in which seven pilgrims were killed.