The Madhya Pradesh Police has sounded a high alert in the state following intelligence inputs of possible terror attacks on Diwali.
Surendra Singh, Director-General of Police (DGP) has instructed all the SPs (Superintendent of Police) to enhance security in their respective districts in the wake of a possible terror strike from the banned outfit- Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).
Following the directives, security has been beefed up, especially in the capital city Bhopal. The police personnel are keeping a strict vigil in crowded places, including markets, railway station, malls and restaurants.
Besides this, the police personnel are also conducting random checks of vehicles, and bomb disposal squads have also been kept on high alert.
The intelligence inputs came after a court, on 1 November, sentenced SIMI chief Abu Faisal to life imprisonment. Faisal, alias Doctor, was found guilty in connection with the 2009 murder of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) constable, Sitaram Yadav.
The court also sentenced him to life imprisonment under section 16A of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.