New Delhi, Aug 7: Security in and around Delhi has been tightened following the arrest of a man who was caught carrying explosives in a Jammu bus bound for Delhi. The security has been tightened at all bus terminals and train stations. Noida police have also tightened their security cover in malls, metro stations and other public places. Also Read - DNA Samples of 3 Men Killed in Shopian Encounter Match With Families From Rajouri: J&K Police
The police are maintaining high alertness following intelligence input from the Delhi Police about the suspected presence of some terrorists plotting attacks in the national capital on August 15, the police said. “Some alerts were issued from Delhi and keeping that in view, we have stepped up security checks and monitoring here,” Noida SP Arun Kumar Singh told reporters. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Advocate Shot Dead at His Srinagar Residence by Militants, Probe on
“All places like shopping malls, metro stations, and all vital installations such as Taksaal (a unit of the Government of India Mint), NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) offices, Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) — both under the state government and central government — are being continuously monitored,” he said. Also Read - 'Kashmiris Don't Feel They Are Indians & Would Rather Prefer to Be Ruled by China', Says Farooq Abdullah
The information has come a few days before the Intelligence Agencies shared warned of a possible ‘fiyadeen attack’ in the national capital ahead of the Independence Day celebrations. Following the input, which claims that Masood Azhar’s Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) is planning an attack in Delhi, the city has been put on a high-alert.
The warning by the Intel agencies states that the ‘fiyadeen attack’ might be carried out by one Mohammad Ibrahim alias Ismael. He is the former bodyguard of JeM chief Azhar’s brother Mufti Abdul Rauf Asghar and has reportedly entered Delhi in the first week of May. He’s reportedly been coordinating with JeM cadres, a media report said.
It also states that another JeM militant – Muhammad Umar – has recently entered Jammu and Kashmir. Both Umar and Ibrahim are reportedly planning out the roadmap of how to go about the ‘fiyadeen attack’. As per intelligence inputs, claimed by a media report, the plan is being formulated under the leadership of Asghar – the operational commander for anti-India operations.
With PTI inputs