The central intelligence agencies had issued a terror alert and sent it to Haryana to beef up security around vital installations, particularly the military and airbases across the state.
Following the attack at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana’s Director General of Police KP Singh confirmed the information and said the “terror alert was received from intelligence agencies a few days ago”. The early morning attack at Uri has left 17 soldiers dead and four terrorists were neutralised.
Talking to The Indian Express, DGP K P Singh said, “There was an alert from the central agencies that army installations could be attacked. Further, there was apprehension that the airbases could also be targeted. Based on the information, wherever there were army installations and airbases, security was strengthened. The district police chiefs were also put on high alert.”
Singh added, “There was alert about a terror attack at Delhi, Uttarakhand and UP apart from Haryana. After the information was received, high alert was declared in the state. After today’s attack, mobile patrolling parties near the sensitive areas have been strengthened and are on alert”.
O P Singh, Inspector General of Police (Hisar Range), told The Indian Express that the security around the perimetre of the Hisar Military Station has been increased. He said, “The security protocol that is enforced in such cases has been put into force. Patrolling near the military base has been strengthened. A thorough checking of vehicles crossing through the sensitive areas is being done.”
Security has also been increased near the Western Command headquarters in Chandimandir, Panchkula as well as in Ambala cantonment.
Commissioner of Police Ambala-Panchkula Dr R C Mishra said, “Checkposts have been set up in both Panchkula and Ambala to keep a check. We have increased patrolling in these areas. The strength of police personnel near the cantonments has also been increased. A thorough checking is being done around sensitive areas.”