Madhya Pradesh issues red alert in state amid terrorist situation in Uttar Pradesh and J&K
Madhya Pradesh Home Secretary Babulal Gaur said a statewide red alert has been issued in view of the current situation in Uttar Pradesh and Jammu. This latest development comes after the Uttar Pradesh police and the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Sunday (July 11) arrested 2 terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda, who were preparing serial attacks in Lucknow before Independence Day.
Madhya Pradesh: “Red alert issued throughout the state”
Madhya Pradesh Interior Minister Babulal Gaur said: “These people have been identified. They are suspected of SIMI or people linked to Al-Qaeda. I instructed the DGP to immediately launch an alert throughout the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh: ATS suppresses a major terrorist module in Kakori
During a major crackdown on the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS), two terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda from the Kakori region in Lucknow were arrested. According to field information seen by the Republic Media Network, explosives such as pressure cookers, pistols, semi-manufactured time bombs and 6-7 kg of explosives have been recovered and some prominent politicians, including deputies of the decision The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) was under the scanner of these terrorists. Uttar Pradesh Police have scheduled an official press conference and it is expected to be chaired by ADG for Law and Order, Prashant Kumar regarding the matter.
According to sources, the ATS team has been monitoring activities in the Kakori area for a week after receiving a tip from a neighbor. The terrorists were going to carry out their actions within three days, but UP ATS successfully executed their plan. Currently, more than 100 cops are present on site and the security forces have decided to question every individual living in and around the area. Field data indicated that the house where the ATS team is currently conducting a search operation belonged to three suspects identified as Shahid, Siraj and Guddu.
In addition, Jammu and Kashmir police have also been made aware of the major development and links to terrorist activity in the valley have also been reported. A detailed report will be shared with the media in the evening when the press conference is conducted by state security officials. Currently, the search operation is in progress. On Friday, July 9, a Delhi court also ordered four terrorists to be indicted for alleged links to a terrorist organization, Hizbul Mujahideen.
Terrorist financing cases raided by the NIA
The latest development in Uttar Pradesh comes in the context of the National Investigation Authority (NIA) raids which were carried out on Sunday morning in the Anantnag district of Kashmir and two unidentified terrorists were neutralized. The NIA had arrested more than five people linked to terrorist activities. It also comes against the backdrop of the Jammu and Kashmir administration firing 11 government employees, including two sons of most wanted terrorist Syed Salahuddin for their alleged involvement in terrorist financing activities. Syed Salahuddin is also the founder of Hizbul Mujahideen.
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