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To see briefs of today of SPG in this direction Home Minister Shivraj Patil himself direct interectthe whole affair. Home Minister had referred to terrorists as brothers. Al-Qaeda threats to
To day's news about Al Qaeda's threat to the life of Sonia Gandhi is the development of continious security agencies' eyes on the terrorist activities in this direction. Before seven days it was disclosed by the intelligence agencies SPG that there is a threat on the lifes of Sonia Gandhi, Atal Behari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh.
Home Minister had referred to terrorists as brothers
"We consider those who have taken up arms due to economic reasons as brothers. We are trying to bring them into the mainstream," Shivraj Patil said during a discussion in Rajya Sabha on internal security. The Minister's intervention came when Prabhunath Singh (JD-U) said Patil had referred to terrorists as brothers." See details: http://www.organiser.org/dynamic/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=71&page=10
Sonia, Atal and Manmohan are already under the highest security
But problem will be arised when especially Sonia and Atal will be campaigned in coming Uttar Pradesh assembly election village to village. Sonia Gandhi is habitual of road show in the villages. At that time there would be security problem. For that Sonia Gandhi has been informed.
“The Special Protection Group,
Don't give rise to inaccurate or speculative news reporting
The home ministry confirmed in a statement that an advisory had been issued to strengthen security arrangements for “protectees”, but said “such advisories are issued regularly and need not give rise to inaccurate or speculative news reporting”.
“The Ministry of Home Affairs carries out periodic threat assessment for all its protectees,” the statement said.
“A similar exercise was taken in view of the forthcoming festivals, Republic Day functions and assembly elections in four major states.”
“On the basis of the threat assessment received an advisory was issued to all concerned to be vigilant and strenthen security arrangements,” the statement said.
Congress chief and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s security was put on high alert after home ministry warned the Special Protection Group as well as different state governments about the threat of an attack on her by an Al Qaida-backed terrorist outfit.
Vandana Kini, head of VIP security in home ministry, wrote to SPG chief B V Wanchoo and chief secretaries of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on Wednesday saying that a terror cell led by Sajjad, a Pakistani national who leads the anti-India operations of the United Jehad Council, is aiming to target the Congress leader. The letter states that United Jehad Council was formed by Al Qaida with support from ISI.
Said to be a highly-motivated terrorist who has two passports - one Pakistani and another issued by
Sonia’s security was earlier reviewed in the wake of the
The home ministry directive, based on inputs from intelligence agencies, warns that the group would seek to penetrate Sonia’s security ring by using forged identity cards. It goes on to warn that while those entrusted with the security of the Congress chief would be required to be on their toes when she goes out to campaign for the UP polls, the terrorists could take a hit at her even in the Capital.
“The SPG, Delhi Police and other agencies have been told about the threat, not just during Sonia’s election campaigns in UP, but also in the city,” a source confirmed.
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