Mathura, 2017.4.25 (PTI): Security has been tightened in this temple town after police received information that terrorists dressed as saints could launch attacks at sensitive places in Uttar Pradesh.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (Security) Siddharth Verma said they received information that the disguised terrorists could enter the state from other places to carry out attacks, following which security has been increased.
He said in the red zone central security forces will be deployed, along with the provincial armed police force and in nearby areas, personnel of the Uttar Pradesh State Police have been posted. About 2000 security personnel will keep vigil there in three shifts.
Metal detectors and X-ray machines have been set up and CCTV cameras have been installed at strategic places. Biometric machines and spotters have been set up which identify those on duty through a database. Assistant Superintendent of Police (City) Ashok Kumar Singh said vigilance has been stepped up at night shelters, guest houses and hotels. Checks are being carried out daily and undercover police personnel are keeping a watch at public areas.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (Rural) said Mathura is a sensitive area as it is situated on the state’s border, neighbouring Rajasthan and Haryana, and surprise checks are being carried out .
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