New Delhi, Hyd, Kolkata on alert of I- Day

Written by: Nitsi
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P Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 12: Ahead of the 62nd Independence Day, the Home Minister P Chidambaram has warned the security forces on Wednesday, Aug 11 to keep high alert on three cities New Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad for any terror attack.

Indicating that intelligence inputs has warned, the home ministry has asked the police to strengthen security in market places, cinema halls, bus and railway stations and iconic buildings in all the three cities.

US government has also alerted its citizens in India to “maintain a heightened situational awareness and a low profile".

“There is a continuing threat from terrorism throughout India and the upcoming series of major holidays (including the August 15 Independence Day celebration) could provide terrorist groups an opportunity or pretext to stage an attack," the advisory said.

“The November 2008 attacks in Mumbai provided a vivid reminder that luxury hotels are especially attractive targets for terrorist groups," the advisory added.

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