Rajnath Holds Meeting With IB, RAW, NSA On Terror Alert


New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday held a high level meeting with Intelligence Bureau, RAW and National Security Advisor on the terror alert. Security has been beefed up across the country after 10 suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operatives are believed to have entered Gujarat.

Massive search operations are underway for the 10 LeT operatives. Agencies believe that the infiltration is an attempt to create distrubance around Shivratri.

Delhi has also been put on high alert following inputs. Four elite NSG teams were rushed to the western state on Sunday.

On the eve of ‘Maha Shivratri’ festival, Gujarat as well as other metros and Jammu and Kashmir were also on high alert with raids conducted at Kutch and other places, security being beefed up at vital installations, sensitive areas and at all main temples including the famous Somnath temple where a NSG team has been deployed.

In Kolkata, security has been stepped up at NSC Bose International Airport after an e-mail threat that it would be blown up within 24 hours, airport officials said. The e-mail came in the airport manager’s ID on Sunday and it was claimed to have been sent from Germany, they said.

In the national capital, security was beefed up at vital installations, important buildings and crowded places after Delhi Police received inputs about a potential terror strike in the city. A constant vigil was maintained near prominent malls, hospitals, schools and colleges.

A police source said the input specifically mentions about 10 terrorists of LeT and JeM outfits having entered India via Gujarat and that they could carry out a terror strike in Delhi.

Security has been ramped up at major religious sites in Gujarat like Somnath Temple and Akshardham and in metro cities — Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Bengaluru. Vital installations across the metros like railway stations and airports are also being secured.