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Gujarat cops issue ‘red alert’ over suspicious vehicle movement

An alert was issued in Gujarat’s Jamnagar district on Monday by police after they received information about the suspicious movement of an SUV in the coastal town of Sikka.

india Updated: Mar 21, 2016 19:48 IST
Police check a vehicle after a high alert was announced in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Police check a vehicle after a high alert was announced in Ahmedabad on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

An alert was issued in Gujarat’s Jamnagar district on Monday by police after they received information about the suspicious movement of an SUV in the coastal town of Sikka.

The red alert was issued across the district after a recent IB alert about the entry of 10 terrorists from Pakistan through Gujarat’s coastal route, Superintendent of Police, Jamnagar, Pradeep Sejul said.

“A local informer told us that a SUV with four persons was moving suspiciously near Sikka town. One person, who was holding a weapon, handed over some bag to a person in a highly suspicious manner.”

“Taking no chance given the recent terror alert issued by the central IB, we have issued red alert so that we can put up check points and search vehicles,” Sejul said.

Following the red alert, security check points were set up across the district, especially to monitor the entry and exit of vehicles and search them on ground of suspicion.

A terror alert was issued in Gujarat before Maha Shivratri, which said that 10 terrorists had entered the state and that Somnath temple could be their target.