New Delhi: A security alert has been sounded in Gujarat and all metro cities by Central agencies following reports that 10 terrorists suspected to be from Pakistan have entered the western state to carry out attacks against high-value targets. Two NSG teams comprising nearly 200 personnel were rushed to Ahmedabad from Delhi.
The national capital has also been put on high alert and security has been beefed up at vital installations, important buildings, malls, hospitals, schools and colleges and crowded places in Delhi.
Sources in the Delhi police said the input specifically mentions that 10 militants of Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) have entered India via Gujarat and that they could carry out a terror strike in Delhi.
According to media reports, Pakistan’s NSA has informed that these are fidayeen from the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammed cadres, who are planning for major terror strikes across the state during the festival.
Reports added that, following Doval’s communication to Gujarat, The state director general of police P C Thakur convened an emergency meeting on the issue and alerts were sounded off in all major cities and districts.
Security has been stepped up at sensitive installations, places of worship and public places across the state.
The DGP has also issued a notification cancelling leaves of all police officers and personnel till further directives.