Hyderabad, January 23
Suspecting terrorist attacks in Delhi on the occasion of Republic Day celebrations on January 26 and in the wake of reports that terrorists entered the country, security forces stepped up patrol in Delhi.
The intelligence wing warned the terrorist-affected states of possible attacks on Republic Day and the Centre announced high alert in the country. The Central intelligence agencies warned that Pakistan terrorists conspired for a massive destruction on the day.
It is known that Lashkar-E-Taiba, Hizbul Mujahideen are trying to spoil the relations between India and Pakistan. The border security was enhanced and inspections intensified after Gurdaspur and Kashmir incidents.
Central intelligence officials had suspected terrorists attacks following terrorist Yakub Memon hanging.
In this context, the cops are monitoring facebook and WhatsApp messages and warned stringent action would be taken against those who post objectionable comments or false news.
Security beefed up at bus stands, railway stations and airports. Police forces in several cities were alerted.
Following Central intelligence warnings, the police in both Telugu states are combing all areas. Security to VIPs in the terrorist-affected areas was raised.
Security was tightened in Tirupati, Srisailam, Mahanandi, Bhadradri, Vemulavada, Mantralayam, Srikalahasti, Basara and other pilgrimages.
Based on intelligence wing reports of Simi terrorists movements in Hyderabad city, police were alert in Sriharikota, Sri City, Tada in Nellore district. Police keeping an eye on those attracted to ISS in recent times.