New Delhi: Days after three people were killed and 22 others were left injured in a grenade attack in Amritsar, a high alert was sounded in national capital, as intelligence agencies have informed Delhi Police that two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists had infiltrated into the city. Issuing an advisory, the Delhi Police has asked people to remain vigilant and inform them of suspicious activities, if found. Also Read - Amid Efforts to Trace All Markaz Attendees, Quarantined Jamaat Members Resist Testing, Misbehave With Medical Staff
The police advisory also has a photograph of the two bearded men in dark kurtas and religious headgear. They are seen leaning on a milestone stating Firozpur 9 km and Delhi 360 km. Notably, Ferozepur is located on the India-Pakistan border in Punjab. (Also Read: Amritsar Blast: Attackers Threw HE-36 Series Grenade, Used by Pak Army, Say Reports) Also Read - Tablighi Jamaat Chief Maulana Saad in Quarantine, Says Report; Raids Underway to Locate Him
“Anybody who spots them (the JeM terrorists) is requested to call the Paharganj police station on 011-23520787 or 011-2352474,” the police advisory read. Apart from this, the Delhi Police has also put posters of the two suspected JeM terrorists on the social media to alert people. Also Read - Action Will be Taken Against People Violating Home Quarantine Order, Says Kejriwal
Speaking to a portal, police said that a recent warning issued by Jaish-e-Mohammed, wherein the terror outfit had threatened to avenge the death of its chief Maulana Masood Azhar’s nephew Usman Haidar cannot be ruled out.
Last week, the Punjab Police was on alert after its counter-intelligence wing informed that six to seven Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists might be “planning to move towards Delhi” from the state. The letter issued by the Punjab Inspector General of Police (Counter Intelligence) office stated,”A group of 6-7 JeM terrorists are reportedly in Punjab, India (possibly in Ferozepur area) and are planning to move towards Delhi from Punjab side.”
The letter which was sent to all police officials in Punjab sought installation of checkpoints at all important routes, strict vehicle inspections . “There is a need to review and strengthen the second line of defence along the India-Pakistan border, and coordinate closely with the Border Security Force and other defence establishments in your areas,” the letter added.