Security has been beefed up in surrounding area after intelligence inputs reported about the potential threat of a terror attack on the 182-metre-tall Statue of Unity in Gujarat.
Intelligence Bureau (IB) inputs had suggested the world’s tallest statue could be the target of a double blast which would be aimed at bringing the statue down.
The IB input had said the statue, a tribute to India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, could be the target of a twin bombing. As a reaction, the Gujarat state government has increased the security cover to the statue. Police have also increased their patrols in the areas surrounding the site.
The specific alert about the threat to the Statue of Unity is part of the nationwide alert that was issued following the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 paramilitary personnel were killed.