Security in Himachal Pradesh intensified after militant threatsMarch 21st, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, Mar 21 (ANI): The government of Himachal Pradesh has intensified the security measures at six hydel project sites in the state, including the Bhakra Dam, after receiving several threats from the militant outfits.
The other project sites put on a terror alert includes the Chamera hydel project stage I and II in Chamba District, 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakhri Project, Pong Dam and Pandoh Dam in Mandi District.
According to sources, the central intelligence agencies warned the state authorities about a potential attack on the mega hydro-electric projects by the terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
The 225 metre high Bhakra Dam is Asia’’s biggest dam. It is a concrete gravity dam located nearly 20 km from Nangal town bordering Himachal in Punjab. (ANI)
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