New Delhi, Dec 18: Terror alert has been issued in New Delhi ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India. Following the inputs received from US' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Home Ministry on Wednesday, Dec 17 issued the alert.
According to sources, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed has been plotting to carry terror attack in two hotels in the national capital and on the New Delhi-Agra highway.
The CIA tipped off the Home Ministry regarding possible terror strike ahead of Obama's visit in Jan 2015. The US President will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations on Jan 26.
Meanwhile, other sources informed that Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) members have been helping Pakistani terrorists to launch a similar terror strikes as witnessed in Pakistan's Army school in Peshawar on Tuesday, Dec 16.
Reacting over the reports of terror alert in Delhi, BS Bassi, the chief of Delhi Police, told that security agencies have taken all necessary steps to ensure safety.
At least 144 people, mostly children, were killed by heavily-armed Taliban suicide bombers who stormed an Army-run school in Peshawar and took several hostages.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said, "An advisory has been issued to the state governments to ensure security to all educational organisations across all states."
Media reports quoted officials as saying that some schools would be given special instructions separately and they would be asked to co-ordinate with local police and administration for security drills.