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Mathura on high alert leading up to Janmastami

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New-Indian-Express.jpgVrindavan, 2017.08.09 (VT): Mathura is on high alert against terrorist activities in the days leading up to Janmastami. Security is being beefed up in preparation for the day of Shri Krishna’s birth, which draws massive crowds to Mathura and Vrindavan.

This week two men were found with over 30,000 counterfeit currency notes. The suspects have been arrested and are currently being interrogated by police. Area residents suspect Pakistan’s ISI as being the source these fake notes. The two suspects are believed to be involved in a terrorist sleeper cell.

Fake currency notes are often used by terrorist organizations to purchase weapons and conduct business in general. Terrorists can also wreak havoc by proliferating the fake notes into the local economy, or throwing them into the crowds to cause a stampede.

Local businesses and residents are asked to be extra careful in checking the validity of currency over the next couple of weeks.


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