Gurdaspur terror attack fallout: Gujarat placed on high alert



Gujarat police has been asked to put the state, especially the border districts, on high alert after a terrorist attack in Gurdaspur district of Punjab on 27 July.

Gujarat director general of police PC Thakur said, “I have asked the police to remain on high alert. I have ordered the entire force to take all steps to augment security at public places and keep vigil at key public places across Gujarat.”

Apart from conducting night patrolling and 24-hour vigil at vital installations, officials of border areas have been told to keep a close watch on each and every movement.

After receiving the alert, security has been beefed up along the Indo-Pakistan border at Kutch and Banaskantha districts, said IG Border Range AK Jadeja.

Similarly, security around public places, including famous temples along coastal areas such as Somnath temple, has been stepped up.

“Police is the second line of defence on the border. The BSF forces are present on the border. We have asked our men to increase vigil and remain in contact with BSF and Indian Army to get regular inputs,” said Jadeja.

“We have intensified checking of vehicles and suspects. The police has also been alerted to be on high alert at the Somnath temple,” said SP, Gir-Somnath, AM Muniya.


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