New Delhi, Aug 14: On the eve of the 72nd Independence Day celebrations in India, the Intelligence agencies have issued an alert of the highest category after a suspected terrorist wearing Indian Air Force uniform was spotted roaming in the city. The suspected terrorist was caught roaming around near Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in Connaught Place area. Also Read - Delhi Starts Oxygen Concentrator Banks in Every District, to Provide Home Delivery to COVID Patients

A manhunt has been launched to locate the man spotted wearing IAF uniform and posing as an officer from the force. He was spotted by a retired IAF officer. The retired officer said that the man was wearing the uniform with sports shoes something an IAF personnel, he said, would never do. Also Read - With 500 ICU Bed Facility, Delhi's Iconic Ram Leela Maidan Turns Into COVID Care Centre

The retired officer alerted the police and also raised an alarm. The suspect had already fled by then, as per the reports. The capital city has been put on high alert and security beefed up following the inputs by Intel agencies that terror outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad are planning an attack ahead of Independence Day celebrations. Also Read - Delhi Records 8,500 Fresh Covid Cases, Positivity Rate Dips to 12%: Kejriwal

A heavy police force, along with dog squad and bomb disposal squad, has been deployed at all the railway stations in Delhi. Security has also been increased at Delhi metro stations and public places. A few days earlier, an input shared by Intelligence Agencies warned of a possible ‘fiyadeen attack’, planned by Masood Azhar’s Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), in the national capital.

Security forces have been put on high alert in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in Kashmir Valley, ahead of Independence Day to thwart militants’ attempts to disrupt official functions and celebrations on August 15.

“All usual security precautions and arrangements have been put in place,” S.P. Vaid, Director General of Police (DGP), he said. “In addition, we are taking sufficient extra steps to ensure that everything passes off peacefully on August 15,” he had said.