High alert across Odisha after intel input about entry of terrorists into state

Security beefed up following intelligence input about three armed terrorists entering the state

Bhubaneswar: An alert was sounded across Odisha yesterday following intelligence input about the entry of three armed terrorists into the state.

“Based on threat information received from Intelligence Bureau and other security agencies, we have issued high alert across Odisha,” Director General of Police (DGP) B K Singh told reporters.

Security has been beefed up near key installations, he said, adding security arrangement has been made at the airport, Hirakud Dam and religious places.

All district collectors and superintendents of police have been asked to stay alert and additional security measures have been taken for Maoist-affected districts of the state, a senior police official said.

Security personnel are frisking and checking vehicles, while vigilance has been enhanced at vital installations like police buildings and defence establishments, religious places and crowded places like markets, malls, railway stations and educational institutions.

Also, five members of the outlawed SIMI group were arrested from Rourkela in February.

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