An alert from Britain and the Indo-UK Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group about an ensuing IS strike, the city is high alert with a possible terror strike in major cities. Senior police officers said that special security checks are conducted in various parts of the city and they will continue till January 26. The security became tight at airports and major railway and bus stations.
A special wing of the police group in Hyderabad and Cyberabad is observing keenly on Internet users in the city to track down people getting attracted to IS and leaving for Syria or Iraq to join the terror.
C.V. Anand Cyberabad police commissioner said “We have initiated special vehicle checking and searches at different places in the city. Decoy operations are also conducted discreetly in the IT corridor and other important areas. We have stepped up security at major MNC companies, especially US based firms, in Cyberabad.” Busy markets and administrative buildings are given special protection said Hyderabad police officials.
Officials from the Indo-UK Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group, after a meeting held in London on January 15-16, has conveyed that the British security has given warning of ISIS attack on Indian soil.
Secret agents and police in mufti are in field to track them. An official said “We have asked Britain to be alert about possible attack by Lashkar-e-Tayyabba there. Britain in turn has warned us that an attack by ISIS could take place in India,”
Britain was more concerned over the ISIS threat than from Pakistan-based terror groups. A US-returned engineer, on way to join ISIS was arrested in Hyderabad two days ago.