Tirupati is high on terror threat: Chidambaram

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Hyderabad, Mar 7: The Union home minister P Chidambaram, has warned that terrorists might hit the temple town of Tirupati to create communal violence.

He also opined that the Intelligence Bureau had got authentic information on the plans of some terror outfits to attack Tirupati. Chidambaram was in a review meeting of the state"s security situation with the Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, home minister K Jana Reddy, and top police officers.

He asked the government to upgrade the security of the temple-town in the wake of the alerts.

“I suggest that you close some of the many approach roads to Tirumala and keep only one or two roads open for the common people," he said.

“The security for the temple-town has not been stepped up. The information with the Centre shows that Tirupati is on the target list of several militant organisations."

The meeting discussed the installation of CCTV cameras at bus and railway stations and setting up of separate surveillance and anti-terror wings to tackle the possible threat.

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