Security beefed up on UP-Nepal border for Ayodhya occasion

Lucknow, August 5

The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the Uttar Pradesh police have intensified patrolling alongside the 551 km-long India-Nepal border, forward of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled go to to Ayodhya for Ram Temple “bhoomi poojan” on Wednesday.

According to senior cops, a good vigil is being maintained on the motion alongside the border, and folks dwelling in villages adjoining the border have been requested to alert safety officers if they arrive throughout any suspicious exercise or aspect of their space.

The safety preparations throughout the state, particularly in Ayodhya and on the Indo-Nepal border, has been beefed up after intelligence companies warned of a potential terror assault in August.

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The Pilibhit police has put in 5 obstacles at completely different checking factors alongside the 56 km-long Indo-Nepal border within the district to forestall infiltration bid by anti-social parts within the Indian territory.

An further barricade has been erected on the Pilibhit-Lucknow freeway for checking of suspicious automobiles.

Rajesh Pandey, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Bareilly vary, who has been tenting in Pilibhit for the previous three days, mentioned: “I have been monitoring policing during Eid and Raksha Bandhan and I also have held the string of security and vigilance since Tuesday considering the high-profile ceremony in Ayodhya.”

He added: “I have patrolled the Indo-Nepal border stretch in the district along with police force and the SSB to take stock of the security arrangements and vigilance.” Orders had been issued to take into custody any one who appeared suspicious, the DIG added.

Pilibhit Superintendent of Police (SP) Jai Prakash Yadav mentioned: “We will not allow any foreigner to go Ayodhya via Pilibhit without an authorised invitation. Policemen in civil dresses have been deployed in border villages to keep a tab on activities there while barricades have been erected on roads leading to Nepal and Uttarakhand for checking vehicles and identification of people.”

Both, police and the SSB personnel, deployed on the Indo-Nepal border in Lakhimpur, are additionally conserving a vigil on the motion of individuals whereas forest officers have been requested to stay vigilant and share info with safety companies in the event that they discover any suspicious motion within the forest space.

Lakhimpur ASP Arun Kumar Singh mentioned: “Local police are in regular touch with the SSB and are even carrying out joint patrolling in the border areas. Following a security alert ahead of the ceremony in Ayodhya, the district borders have been sealed and the duty hours of policemen extended until the function gets over.” IANS

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