Government today said the Lashkar-e-Toiba and the Naxalites had undertaken extensive recces in a bid to attack CISF armouries located at power plants in several states.
“Militant and terrorist outfits had planned to target some power plants in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
“Besides LeT, there are also reports of CPI-Maoist having undertaken extensive recces to target CISF armoury located in some power plants,” Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran told Lok Sabha in a written reply.
As on date, 72 power plants all over the country are being provided security cover by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
There is a proposal to extend CISF security cover to some more power plants in the country and surveys are under process, he said.
According to the CISF, a total of 20,000 personnel are protecting almost 58 installations in Naxal-hit areas.