National capital New Delhi is kept under high alert following the warnings given by security agencies that two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists are likely to be in the city. The Delhi police also released a photograph of them leaning on a milestone which reads ‘Delhi 360 km, Ferozepur 9 km’ in dark kurtas and religious headgear. Ferozepur is located on the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.
Delhi police asked citizens anybody spotting them to call the Paharganj police station on 011-23520787 or 011-2352474. This alert comes two days after a grenade attack in Amritsar killed three people and injured 20 others.
The Punjab Police was placed on alert last week after its counter-intelligence wing suggested that six to seven Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists “could be moving towards Delhi” from the state. Deputy commissioner of police (special cell) Pramod Kushwah said they received inputs that two Jaish-e-Mohammed suspects were approaching Delhi.
A letter, issued by the office of the Punjab Inspector General of Police (Counter Intelligence) to law-enforcement agencies across the state, last week, sought the installation of checkpoints at all important routes, strict vehicle inspections and the adoption of stringent counter-terror measures.
“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 document added.