False alarm on counter terror operation: PMO to probe

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New Delhi, Mar 19: The Prime Minister's office is looking into how information relating to three terrorists being killed in a western state had appeared in the media.

The PMO is unaware of any such operation and will look into how information from one home ministry official reached the media.

PMO to probe how opp info leaked

There was utter confusion regarding the incident which a section of the media reported about.

A section of the media while quoting a top home ministry official said that three out of the ten terrorists who had entered into India had been killed.

However this turned out to be a false alarm. An operation in Gujarat was undertaken against nine persons and it turned out that they were ATM thieves

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No information on terrorists or operation:

Till date there is no information on the ten terrorists who had entered into India. It may be recalled that Pakistan had shared an alert with India earlier this month suggesting that ten terrorists from Pakistan may have entered India with an intention of striking at Gujarat.

However central intelligence bureau officials have not picked up any intercept or clue regarding this alert although security was stepped up in Gujarat.

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Earlier this week sections of the media had reported that three out of the ten terrorists had been killed while the search was on for the others.

However the PMO is not aware of this operation and will look into how this information appeared in the media. Several Intelligence Bureau officials and also the Gujarat police too are clueless about this operation.

Even a search conducted by the police to find these ten terrorists did not yield any results. Even the NSG (four teams) team which was sent to Gujarat in the wake of this alert has been withdrawn.

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