Deadly Terror Attack Warning at Western Railway: Security High-alert
Western Railway is on high-alert after intelligence input warned about the possibility of a dangerous terror attack.
A letter was sent by the IG’s (RPF) office in Churchgate to heads of RPF in Mumbai, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Ratlam, Rajkot and Bhavnagar on February 22.
The letter stated that intelligent inputs were communicated by Gujarat Railway police on the possibility of multiple blasts in public places, including railway stations, temples and the iconic Statue of Unity.
The inputs stated that the attack would be headed by a person from Hyderabad, who was also involved in Pulwama attack in alliance with Pakistan terror group Jaish-e-Muhammed.
Senior officials listed out sensitive stations that need security alert and RPF personnel has been instructed to coordinate with other state local security agencies.
Western Railway RPF also had a coordination meeting with Mumbai GRP officers on February 27 and with the GRP commissioner on February 28 to a discussion on the actions should be taken on trains and railway premises.
“Random frisking of commuters and baggage checks are being conducted by RPF and GRP. Personnel in large number are involved in creating awareness to passengers,” said Chief PRO Ravindra Bhakar, WR (RPF).