New Delhi: Western Railway has stepped up security across its network in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh following intelligence inputs on the possibility of another terror attack. Further, all the security agencies have been asked to keep a strict vigil on long-distance trains, especially the ones going and coming from Jammu. A high alert has also been sounded on all the Western Railway stations.
According to a report, intelligence inputs have indicated that there could be multiple blasts at public areas including, railways stations, temples and the statue of unity. The inputs also said that a person from Hyderabad, with allegiance to terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) would be carrying out the attack.
“In view of the security alert, Western Railway RPF had a co-ordination meeting with Mumbai GRP officers on February 27 and with the GRP commissioner on February 28 to discuss coordinated action required on trains and railway premises. All posts have been alerted an directed to take preventive measures in co-ordination with GRP and city police,” TOI quoted an official from Western Railways as saying.
Taking the security threat into account, a strict eye will be on commuters walking about randomly. Other steps include baggage checks being conducted by RPF and GRP. Officials have also been deployed to create awareness amongst commuters. Furthermore, a list of sensitive stations has also been put on the radar.
Notably, on February 14, 40 CRPF personnel were killed in Pulwama Terror Attack in Jammu and Kashmir, after a JeM terrorist rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the convoy the jawans were travelling in.