Ahead of the Pakistan team's arrival for the ensuing Women's Cricket World Cup at Cuttack, the city police are taking no chance regarding security of the team

Though a handful of activists of little-known Utkal Bharat gathered near the airport in their bid to stage a protest, they dispersed after being asked by securitymen to move away.

The Biju Patnaik Airport and surrounding areas had been converted into a fortress with deployment of security personnel in strength in view of threat by Sangh Parivar outfits and local parties to prevent the Pakistani players from touching Odisha soil.

Around 600 security personnel, including jawans of Special Security Battalion (SSB) and Odisha police, had positioned themselves at vantage points to prevent any untoward incident, police said.

(with inputs from PTI)