After UP, red alert issued in Indore, nearby districts over security concerns in MP; security beefed up
An alert has been issued in Indore and nearby districts in view of security concerns over a bomb threat. Harinarayanchari Mishra, inspector-general of police (IGP) Indore, said police personnel have been deployed in civil dress to take the situation under control and a bomb disposal squad has been also deployed.
"We've put a red alert in the state. I've directed the Director general of police (DGP) to issue alerts in the state," Madhya Pradesh Home Minister, Narottam Mishra had said yesterday on Uttar Pradesh Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) busting a terror module on July 11.
Mishra said that he has directed the DGP to identify and monitor any suspected terror links with the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and other terror organisations like Al-Qaeda in the state.
The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad busted an al Qaeda module and arrested two terrorists from Lucknow’s Kakori on Sunday. Investigations revealed that the duo was planning to meet their ‘commanders’ to share details of their sinister plans. The terrorists have been sent to 14-day police remand.
Identified as Minhaz Ahmad (30) and Maseeruddin (50), they were conspiring to carry out blasts in Lucknow and western Uttar Pradesh ahead of India’s 75th Independence Day on August 15.
The incident sparked politics in the state with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav saying he does not trust the UP government and the state politics while Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said if the findings of the UP Police are true, strict action should be taken and no politics should be done on the matter.
Earlier on June 29, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had also registered a case in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with an alleged conspiracy of the terrorist organisation ISIS to radicalise and recruit youths in India and on Sunday carried out searches at seven places in Srinagar and Anantnag.