High alert In UP After Amarnath Terror Attack:- An official said on Tuesday, following the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir, a high alert has been sounded in Uttar Pradesh.
A high-level meeting around midnight, was chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. In the meeting, the Minister, took stock of the security situation and directed officials to spruce up intelligence network. The responsibility of monitoring the situation personally and oversee security arrangements, has been handed over to Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar and Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh.
For the ongoing Kanwar Yatra, the vigil has been stepped up, as it involves hundreds of thousands of devotees in open areas, an official said.
“Security is already very tight for the Kanwar Yatra and now following the Amarnath incident it has been further beefed up,” the Home Department official added.
Moreover, the districts which have been affected by communal violence, over the past one year, have also been put on high alert, said the police.
For the State assembly building and other government offices and establishments, the security was strengthened. The Budget Session is scheduled o start on Tuesday.