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6 CRPF companies sent for Pak pilgrims’ security

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ajmer, May 10, 2013
First Published: 21:17 IST(10/5/2013) | Last Updated: 21:19 IST(10/5/2013)

Amid stiff opposition by Ajmer residents to the visit of Pakistani nationals to the urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisty, the central government has sent six companies of CRPF and a company of Emergency Response Team commandos for the visiting pilgrims' security.

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Ajmer additional superintendent of police Dr Ramdev Singh said the security personnel arrived in the city on Friday to provide round-the-clock security cover to the Pakistani pilgrims who are expected to arrive on May 15.

Intelligence officials had asked the centre not to issue visas to the Pakistani pilgrims, as emotions were running high following the killing of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in a Lahore jail.

Since Pakistan too had cautioned its nationals against travelling to India and to Ajmer in view of the tense situation, only 300 people might come, compared to 650 last year.

The 801st urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Hassan Chisty will commence on May 12 or 13 depending on the sighting of the moon.

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