Security has been stepped up at the country's premier nuclear organisation the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), with deployment of the elite National Security Guards (NSG) for the first time, following inputs of a possible terrorist attack and in view of the threat perception for the Independence Day, security officials said.
"Following inputs of a possible terrorist strike from central intelligence agencies, movements have been restricted within the Anushakti Nagar colony as well as inside the BARC," security agencies, currently operating inside the BARC said.
"In addition to BARC security (without arms), Central Industrial Security Force, Mumbai Police, NSG and Army personnel are posted inside BARC," they said.
NSG was deployed in view of the Independence Day threat perception, while CISF was deployed replacing State Reserve Police from June 1, they said.
The security officials said all the gates to Anushakti Nagar are closed except for two main gates for the scrutiny of more than 12,000 employees as well as more than 1000 contract workers who enter BARC every day for their work.