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Guard arrested after contacting anti-assimilation group 0

Guard arrested after contacting anti-assimilation group

A female security guard working at a Jerusalem police station was arrested and sent to house arrest after allegedly contacting the anti-assimilation group Lehava several weeks ago. The guard is suspected of having passed on information to Lehava regarding a female police officer who reportedly is having a romantic relationship with an Arab man. After the officer lent the guard her cellular phone, the guard noticed messages indicating a relationship between the officer and an Arab man.

After taking screenshots of the messages, she forwarded the material to Lehava. A member of Lehava later contacted the police officer s brother, notifying him of the relationship. Once the officer discovered what had transpired, she filed a formal complaint against both the security guard and the Lehava activist who spoke with her brother.

Police quickly arrested the guard. The judge noted that Lehava is a legal organization and that it had committed no crime in contacting the police officer s family. The police s request to extend the guard s arrest were rejected, and she was released to house arrest.

The Lehava activist involved was brought in for questioning and released on his own recognizance. It remains unclear if a formal indictment will be brought against the security guard. Lehava director Bentzi Gopshtain responded to the incident noting the organization s service to families desperate to prevent their children from assimilating and leaving the Jewish people.

We Lehava get a huge amount of calls from families asking for assistance, saying Help us, our daughter is going out with Arabs. We contact those girls and explain to them, respectfully, what they re likely to encounter in such a relationship. Most of the time, thank God, we are successful.

In this particular case we contacted the family, who were stunned by the news and tried unsuccessfully to extricate her from the relationship. Unfortunately, when we file complaints against Arabs who attack or harass Jewish girls, the police aren t quick to address it; but when a police officer is almost taken out of a relationship, all of the sudden they rush to interrogate whoever gave us the information and the Jew who tried to help this girl. We ll continue to help these Jewish girls.

This is not the first time police have arrested individuals for passing on information to Lehava. In February, Border Police officer Matan Amichai 1 1 was arrested for photographing the identification card of a Jewish girl traveling to Eilat with another Jewish girl and two Arab men from Silwan in Jerusalem. Amichai later forwarded the material on to Lehava.

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India on alert: High security in Delhi, other cities after terror threat … 0

India on alert: High security in Delhi, other cities after terror threat …

New Delhi Updated: Mar 7, 2016, 14:50 New Delhi | Updated: March 7, 2016 2:50 pm Delhi police officers stand guard outside a temple as Hindu devotees queue up to offer prayers on the occasion of Mahashivratri festival, in New Delhi, India, Monday, March 7, 2016. (Source: AP Photo) A day after Gujarat was put on high alert following intelligence inputs provided by Pakistan s National Security Advisor on a possible 26/11-style fidayeen assault, security was tightened on Monday in multiple cities including Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur, Vijayawada, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Panaji in view of Mahashivratri festival. Security has been beefed up in crowded areas such as malls, bus stops, railway stations and patrolling doubled in light of the terror threat. On Sunday, police and National Security Guard personnel were mobilised on a massive scale in Gujarat in order to counter any possible terror attack on religious places during Mahashivratri.

Fears of an attack in Gujarat have been mounting over the last four months, sparked by the discovery of five abandoned fishing boats in Harami Nullah, a channel that snakes along the India-Pakistan border before emptying into the Vianbari Creek.

The fifth boat was discovered by the Border Security Force (BSF) just last month.

Terror alert in Gujarat: Raids in Kutch as security tightened across … 0

Terror alert in Gujarat: Raids in Kutch as security tightened across …

Ahmedabad : Gujarat was on Sunday on high alert following intelligence inputs that terrorists have sneaked into the state, with raids being conducted at Kutch and other places, security beefed up at vital installations and sensitive areas and NSG teams on standby. The leave of all police personnel, including officers, has been cancelled and the state government has increased security at all the main temples of the state for Maha Shivaratri festival tomorrow. A massive security operation has been launched and raids were conducted by a police team, led by South Kutch Superintendent of Police Makrand Chauhan, early this morning in Varnora village of Bhuj taluka in Kutch district bordering Pakistan, police sources said.

The Kutch police also raided Noorani Mahel hotel and in Bhuj, they said. The state government received a serious information from central government yesterday that terrorists have entered Gujarat. We held a meeting where it was discussed that all measures will be taken to ensure no untoward incident takes place, Gujarat Minister of State for Home Rajni Patel said.

With Maha Shivaratri festival tomorrow, the state government has also increased security at all the main temples. Especially during Maha Shivratri, lakhs of pilgrims visit temples in Junagadh, Somnath and other temples. So we have issued high alert for security of these temples too, Patel said.

Two National Security Guard (NSG) teams comprising nearly 200 personnel have been sent from Delhi to Gujarat to meet any eventuality, official sources said. Policemen were seen patrolling the highways since early morning. Security of all the Air Force and Army bases has also been ramped up.

The Centre has offered all help and NSG task-force has arrived here which is currently being briefed about the various (vital and sensitive) locations, he said. We have alerted coastal as well as border police near Kutch to take all necessary steps to beef-up security. In Kutch, we have asked the local police to remain in co-ordination with Border Security Force (BSF), he said.

Till now, we have not found any suspicious person. However, whatever information is received by us is serious and we are taking all necessary steps about it, Patel said. State Director General of Police P C Thakur, who issued orders late last night cancelling leave of all policemen, said they were prepared to deal with any situation.

We are on high alert and prepared to deal with any situation. We have started combing operations across various locations. We have also sensitised places that see high rate of footfall, Thakur said.

We are taking all precautions. Security across coastal areas and other vital installations has been increased. If required, NSG team will be deployed as per their protocol, he said.

On reports claiming that Pakistan alerted Indian authorities about the possible infiltration of terrorists in Gujarat, state Director General of Police (IB & CID) Pramod Kumar said the state Intelligence Bureau received information from the Central IB. We don t know anything about Pakistan s role in providing this information. We received this information from Central IB.

I don t know anything more than that, said Kumar. Tight vigil is being kept at railway stations and airports. Notably, a Pakistani fishing boat was seized on Friday by a BSF patrol party after its occupants fled upon seeing the border security personnel in the Koteshwar creek area off the Kutch coast along the Indo-Pakistan border.

BSF officials had said that nothing suspicious was found in the boat.