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High alert sounded after intel on five men entering Kutch

An alert was sounded across the state,especially for petroleum refineries at Jamnagar,following a specific intelligence input from the Centre about five men entering Gujarat through Kutch,sources said.

An alert was sounded across the state,especially for petroleum refineries at Jamnagar,following a specific intelligence input from the Centre about five men entering Gujarat through Kutch,sources said.

The CISF,which guards the world’s largest grassroots refinery run by the Reliance Industries Limited here,carried out a drill on Friday along with the state’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and the Marine Police. Air Force also conducted special surveillance in the area.

Sources in the state agencies said Gujarat has received sketches of two of five men said to be heavily armed.

Besides Reliance,Essar too has its refinery in Jamnagar district. Both the refineries are located near the Arabian Sea and are thus considered to be vulnerable.

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Proximity with Pakistan is said to be another reason why the facilities are heavy guarded. The RIL facility is the only private industrial unit in India that has a CISF cover. “We have received sketches of two of the five men that alert input said have entered Gujarat through Kutch,” said a top state official.

First published on: 05-05-2012 at 09:23 IST
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