Yogi Adityanath's security beefed up following possible terror threat

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 03, 2018, 11:18 PM(IST)

File photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Photograph:( ANI )

Reacting on the possible threat to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during his visit to Delhi and subsequent tightening of security, Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday said it was just a part of their security drill, which was done based on threat perception, reported news agency ANI.

"There is no specific reason for this, it is a part of our drill. On the basis of threat perception, we increase the security of VVIPs," IG Law and Order Praveen Kumar Tripathi was quoted as saying.

According to Madhya Pradesh police, a terror threat is lurking over the chief minister, following which they issued an alert to enhance his security.

In an advisory to Delhi and UP police, the MP police have claimed that young boys might attack Yogi Adityanath.

"They could also target important religious places in Uttar Pradesh", MP police said.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister already has a Z Plus security.

Reportedly, Adityanath`s personal security has been further tightened and additional commandos from the UP Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) have been deployed to create a circle around him. 

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