New Delhi: Following the arrest of two suspected terrorists in the national capital, the Gautam Buddh Nagar police on Wednesday stepped up vigilance and intensified checks at its borders with Delhi. Also Read - Major Terror Attack Foiled in Delhi, Two JeM Terrorists Arrested
On Monday night, the Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operatives near Sarai Kale Khan. Also Read - 26/11 Attack Was Planned, Executed And Launched From Pakistan's Territory: India After New List of 'Most-Wanted' Terrorists
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Ranvijay Singh said Noida shares its borders with Delhi and following such developments, the security has been beefed up and checkings intensified. Also Read - 50 Terrorists Waiting Across Pakistan Border to Infiltrate Into India: Report
We get information through the press as well as at the department level about such happenings in nearby places and, accordingly, step up security, Singh said.
We usually have security posts at border points and intensify them upon getting alerts like these (terrorists’ arrest in Delhi), he said.
The officer said the heightened alertness and security are resorted to as preventive measures because people linked with the developments in Delhi might try to seek shelter in Noida.
After the latest alert from Delhi, we have intensified our checkings at borders and are on alert mode. Border points have been over-sensitised for checkings, he added.
The suspected terrorists held in Delhi have been identified as Latif Mir, 22, and Mohammad Ashraf Khatana, both natives of Jammu and Kashmir, according to officials.
Two semi-automatic pistols along with some ammunition were recovered from their possession when they were trapped near Millennium Park in Sarai Kale Khan on Monday night, the officials said.
(With inputs from PTI)