Jaipur: A special security force would be formed to tackle the terrorist and Naxal activities in the country, informed Union Minister of State of Home (Internal Security), Jitendra Singh.

He said that the special force will be constituted to strengthen the security measures of the country. “The Central government is actively working on the security arrangements, and we are also taking the advice from experts in this regard,” he added.

Owing to the sudden increase in the activities of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in the state borders near Pakistan, the Rajasthan government has laid thrust on the formation of Special Security Force and Information machinery.

Keeping in mind the exigencies of the situation, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is himself looking into the matter. Meanwhile, security arrangements have been beefed up in Rajasthan after the serial blasts in Mumbai on July 13.

Home Secretary PK Dubey has already informed the state police about the active movement of SIMI activists of different states in the Rajasthan villages near the Pakistan border. Security forces have been stationed at major religious locations, Railway stations, bus stations and other public places.

To maintain an extra vigil, armed police personnel have been deployed on highways and major routes of the state to keep an eye on each and every movement.

Following the Mumbai attack, Jaipur Police Commissioner BL Soni has given directives to his forces to remain alert and cautious. Special Security arrangements have been made at Khawaja Saheb Dargah in Ajmer and Teerthraj Pushkar. Both Army and State Police have become active in the villages near Pakistan border.