New Delhi, March 7: An alert has been issued in Delhi in the wake of possible terrorist attack in national capital. Reportedly 10 suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba(LeT) and Jash-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants have sneaked into Delhi . Intelligence inputs say that terrorists are planning to attack national capital.
An intelligence bureau official tells OneIndia that while the information is that ten terrorists have entered Gujarat, there are some inputs to suggest that they may have broken into two groups.
Earlier inputs suggested that they may have entered the national capital. However it is not actionable information as yet and we are currently working on the leads.
We have directed the Delhi police to be on alert and check for any suspicious activity. Searches are also being conducted in neghbouring areas of Delhi such as Ghaziabad, the officer informed.
Earlier, alert was sounded in Gujarat following reports that 10 terrorists suspected to be from Pakistan have entered the western state to carry out attacks against high-value targets.
A Pakistani fishing boat was seized by a BSF patrol party on Friday after its occupants fled upon seeing the security personnel in the Koteshwar creek area off the Kutch coast along the Indo-Pakistan border, heightening the security concerns.
As Shivratri falls on Monday , security has been ramped up at major religious sites in Gujarat like Somnath Temple and Akshardham and in metro cities -- Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Bengaluru, the sources said.
In view of the January 2 terror attack in Pathankot airbase, security agencies were not taking any chances and all possible steps are being directed to prevent any possible terror attacks, they said.
Gujarat DGP P C Thakur said combing operations have started across various locations. Policemen were seen patrolling the highways since early this morning.
"We are on high alert and prepared to deal any situation.We have started combing operations across various locations. We have also sensitised places that see high rate of footfall," Thakur said.
(with inputs from PTI)