A "general alert" has been sounded across the Himalayan state. (Representational Photo)
The Himachal Pradesh Police has sounded an alert following intelligence reports about a possible terror attack in the state after the recent abrogation of the special status of neighbouring Jammu and Kashmir. Director General of Police (DGP) Sitaram Mardi told PTI that "a general and routine alert" has been sounded following intelligence inputs.
On the sideline of an apple festival, when asked about the security measures put in place in Himachal Pradesh after the Centre's move on Article 370, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur told reporters that a "general alert" has been sounded in the state but there was nothing to worry about.
Meanwhile, security around vital installations in Srinagar has also been strengthened and fresh bunkers set up in and around the city following threats that terrorists may carry out strikes, officials said on Friday. They said the security has been beefed up around army camps, military stations and other formations.
Also new bunkers have come up near major hospitals, police installations and the Srinagar airport, which has been targeted twice by terrorists in the past, they added. A multi-tier security arrangement has been activated in some very important installations, they said.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had chaired several meetings over the past two days during which security agencies drew his attention towards the threats posed by Pakistan-sponsored terror outfits who may stage some demonstrative and sensational acts of terror.
Troops guarding the army camps, military stations and other formations have been put on high alert and ordered to be on round the clock vigilance, they said, adding the BSF and CRPF authorities have also increased the security level in and around their installations, particularly in the camps.