Internal Security

High alert in Agra after Al Qaeda terrorists arrested in Lucknow

By India Today

As in most of Uttar Pradesh, a high alert has been sounded in Agra, after two Al Qaeda terrorists were arrested in Lucknow last week. Security arrangements have been tightened in the city of Taj Mahal.

After Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh seems to be the centre of attention for Pakistani terrorists as the ones arrested in Lucknow recently have given the Intelligence Bureau (IB) information about their activities in several districts of the state.

Strict vigilance by the government and intelligence agencies, though, seems to have thwarted terrorists and their plans so far. However, with the state going into elections soon, any threat of terrorism could create panic among the citizens.

As per information received, the security agencies fear that there could be a terrorist attack in Agra. A search was conducted on several trains on Wednesday, including the Shatabdi Express and the Intercity Express.

Railway Protection Force (RPF) Commandant PK Panda told India Today that not just the railway station, but the outer circulating area has also been secured and this tight security shall continue till August 15.

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