Security has been beefed up in the city after Tripura Police
alerted its counterparts in Kolkata about a possible terror attack.
It is reliably learnt that city police received an
Intelligence report from Tripura in which it was mentioned that terrorists
might target the city between 15 and 30 November. According to a senior city
police officer, the Intelligence report mentioned that an explosion may take
place anywhere in Esplanade, New Market, Park Circus, Chowringhee or Gariahat.
After receiving the report, top city police officers asked
officers-in-charge of all 48 police stations in the city to intensify vigil. A
fresh guideline was also issued to officers-in-charge last night. Policemen
have been asked to keep a close watch on footpath dwellers who, according to
the Intelligence report, might be used to carry out blasts in the city.
Tripura Police have also told city police that some suspected
activists of Jamat-ul-Mujahideen have already entered the city to carryout
explosions in the next fortnight. After collecting Intelligence tip-off from
various sources, sleuths belonging to Intelligence branch of Tripura Police
also informed the city police officers that a sleeper cell of the militant
outfit is active in Kolkata.