New Delhi: National capital New Delhi was on Saturday put on a high alert after threats of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group circulated on a WhatsApp group. The group is said to be run by the terror group. The messages reportedly carried the details of a number of terror attacks at various locations in Delhi to avenge the killing of its commander in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Tral. Also Read - 2019 Pulwama Attack: NIA Arrests Father-Daughter Duo From Lethpora in Jammu And Kashmir
Following the reports of possible terror attacks in the capital city, the Intelligence Bureau circulated a letter, asking the intelligence wings of the security forces to remain on high alert. The letter was sent to Central Industrial Security Force, Delhi Police, National Security Guards, and Railway Protection Force. Also Read - 2019 Pulwama Suicide Attack: NIA Arrests Jaish Man Who Sheltered Bomber Adil Ahmed Dar
The letter, dated November 13, mentioned one of the messages circulated by one Ameer Hamza, a Pakistani national, on a WhatsApp group named “Jesh Communication Centre”. The message says that Jaish-e-Mohammed is planning “to carry out terrorist attacks on security establishments in Delhi to avenge the killing of its commander Usman alias Huzaifa in Tral, Pulwama, on October 30.” Also Read - London 'Terror Related' Stabbing Being Probed, Attacker Shot Dead in Streatham: Officials
In the message, Hamza is claimed to be a part of JeM’s student wing “Talba al-Murabitoon”.
“It is requested to issue necessary guidelines and instructions to all unit commanders of Delhi-NCR based units/battalions to take all precautionary and preventive measures to avoid any untoward incident. Force personnel be kept on highest alert and intelligence machinery should be geared up for collection and exchange of useful advance information…,” the advisory reads, Hindustan Times reported.
Earlier, the counter-intelligence wing of the Punjab Police on Thursday put the state on high alert about the presence of at least six JeM terrorists and said that they could be heading towards Delhi. A letter from Counter Intelligence Inspector General said that the terrorists, who may have entered the state from international border in Ferozepur area, are planning to cross over to Delhi.
“At least six to seven terrorists are reportedly in Punjab (possibly Ferozepur area) and planning to move towards Delhi from Punjab side,” the letter reads. The letter also advised all the authorities to step up security, especially along the border, and checking across the state. The letter also asked the security authorities to run strict vehicular checking at border areas.