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Ludhiana on high alert after Uri terror attack, surprise checks conducted

punjab Updated: Sep 19, 2016 13:07 IST
HT Correspondent

Police cheaking security arrangement at JMD Mall near Jagraon Bridge in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT photo)

Following the terrorist attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, high alert has been sounded in the city.

The police have beefed up security at different places and also alerted vehicle mounted Light Machine Guns (LMG) at the entrance of the city to deal with any untoward situation.

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The Ludhiana police have sealed entrance to Ludhiana and every vehicle entering the city is being checked. Besides, the security has also been tightened at the city railway station and all the trains are being checked.

The officials say the security at the military areas has also been increased.

Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Dharuman Nimbale said, soon after the Uri terrorist, all local police officials were deployed in the field. Besides setting up checkpoints at entrance, cops also patrolled the internal areas, he said.

The police checked hotels and malls and directed their security staff to check every person at the entrance. Checks were also conducted at the interstate bus terminal and market areas. Patrolling has been increased outside religious and educational institutes as well.

The Government Railway Police (GRP) and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) remained on their toes at the railway station. The personnel checked all the trains coming from Amritsar and Jammu. Anti-bomb and sniffer dog squad also reached the station to ensure there were no harmful items on the tracks or platforms.