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Amid threat from radicals, Punjab on high alert for Diwali

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

The Police have been put on high alert for the festival following intelligence inputs that hardliners were out to foment trouble in the border state.

on Monday directed the police to remain on high alert following recent attempts by hardliners, backed by separatist forces in and other countries, to create trouble in the state.

The reviewed the security situation at a high-level meeting attended by senior officers, including of Police (DGP)

The DGP shared details of the inputs and developments concerning the state, received from various sources. He also briefed the about the busting of a terrorist module of the Ansar Ghazwat Ul Hind (AGH) by the on November 3.

The Chief Minister directed the officials to ensure fool-proof security at all vital installations and other key places, such as crowded markets and religious shrines.

"He asked the DGP to pull out all men for maintaining the highest level of security during the celebrations," a for the chief minister said.

"The Chief Minister further ordered the DGP to crack down on, and to take immediate action against, anyone found trying to create trouble in any way," the added.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 19:28 IST
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