In the wake of an intelligence warning from Pakistan’s National Security Adviser of a possible 26/11-style fidayeen assault on religious sites and processions in Gujarat during Mahashivratri celebrations Monday and Tuesday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday reviewed the internal security situation in the country.
Singh took stock of security arrangements and anti-terror measures in Gujarat and metros across the country at a high-level meeting with top security officials, including Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Director of Intelligence Bureau Dineshwar Sharma. Speaking to reporters later in the day, Singh said, “We have received some information. Whatever instructions had to be passed on have been issued.”
Singh was briefed that four NSG teams have taken position in various locations in Gujarat and would be deployed in case of a terror strike.