Gujarat on high alert following reports of 10 terrorists entering state

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Ahmedabad, Mar 6: Gujarat has been put on a high alert following an input from Pakistan's National Security Advisor (NSA) Nasir Khan Janjua that 10 terrorists had infiltrated in the state and may target temples on Shivratri.

Pakistan's NSA has informed his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval that these are fidayeen from the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammed cadres.

10 terrorists infiltrated into Gujarat.

Intelligence agencies feel this infiltration is aimed at creating disturbances on or around festival of Shivaratri which falls on Monday.

Following this input, Gujarat has been placed under high alert and state's police chief has also convened an emergency meeting.

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Security at all vital and sensitive locations has been stepped up and National Security Guard (NSG) teams have been deployed. Leave of all police personnel has been cancelled in the wake of the alert.

Policemen were seen patrolling the highways since early morning. Gujarat DGP PC Thakur said combing operations have started across various locations.

DGP Thakur issued orders late last night cancelling leave of all policemen and said they were prepared to deal with any situation.

"We are on high alert and prepared to deal any situation. We have started combing operations across various locations. We have also sensitised places that see high rate of footfall," he said.

Earlier on Saturday, the BSF had found yet another abandoned Pakistani trawler in the Sir Creek area in Gujarat's Kutch district - the fifth such discovery in the last three months - on Saturday, officials said.

BSF sources said that the boat was noticed in the creek area by a patrol team and has been brought for further investigation. Prima facie, it seems to be a fishing boat and there was no suspicious object found in it, the sources added.

Sources said that recovery of such boats in quick succession could be a matter of security concern and was being looked into. Terror elements could use such boats, according to the sources.

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