Security Beefed Up In Mathura In The Wake Of Pathankot Attack

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Security Beefed Up In Mathura In The Wake Of Pathankot Attack

The attack came about a week after a surprise visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif last month. (Press Trust of India photo)

Mathura:  Security has been beefed up in the temple city of Mathura in the wake of the terrorist attack in Pathankot.

Strategy has been chalked out with the coordination of Army at a meeting which was attended by District Magistrate Rajesh Kumar, SSP Rakesh Singh and a senior Army officer.

"For better liason and to avoid any such situation, it has been decided that the administration will take precautionary measures and conduct joint checkings in the district," SSP Rakesh Singh said.

Stringent security measures have been taken at railway station, bus station, Bankey Behari temple, Dwarkadhish temple and Isckon temple, he said.

Intensive frisking in Mathura Refinery has also been initiated and the checking in the Cantonment area has been increased.

People have been advised to remain alert in the backdrop of the attack, the SSP said.

"The people of Mathura as well as pilgrims are expected to cooperate with the administration and remain alert," the DM said.

An army officer of the Captain rank today made a round of crowded areas such as temples and market places falling under Kotwali police station.

"No untoward incident has been reported from anywhere," SSP Singh said.

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