A recent alert by the intelligence agencies has indicated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath could be on the radar of some London-based Kashmiri terrorists.
According to the alert these terrorists have infiltrated Kashmir Valley and will try to travel to UP in small groups in a train. The location of these terrorists are unknown.
Highly-placed intelligence sources said this threat perception has been conveyed both to Special Protection Group (SPG) responsible for the PM's security and officials supervising UP CM's security arrangements.
PM Modi continues to remain a high-value target for both international and domestic terror outfits. A series of bomb blasts in a public rally addressed by him at Patna while he was Gujarat CM on October 2013 is a clear indicator that he faces high security risks.
MUMBAI SIB ALERTS
Sources said another alert by Mumbai SIB has suggested both PM and UP CM have high security risks. An alert had been issued by the state Intelligence Bureau unit suggesting some people in Raigarh in Maharashtra were heard discreetly talking about carrying attacks on both the VVIPs. Senior police officers are probing the inputs and trying to identify the persons who reportedly indulged in the conspiracy.
While both the leaders enjoy highest standards of security in the country, sources said the details of the alerts have been conveyed to all security formations for necessary briefing at places wherever the VVIPs visit.
After the alerts last week a high-level union Home Ministry meeting took place. In the meeting it was decided to provide NSG commandos to Yogi Adityanath along with the regular Z plus security cover. So far only 16 VVIPs have been provided with the elite security cover NSG commandos.
According to an alert issued earlier an unidentified associate co-located with Kashmir Valley based LeT operative Ukasha revealed that he and Dujana are proposed to be sent to Delhi for targeting PM. The alert had said one undisclosed associate would be sent to north and south Kashmir each.