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Mumbai and Delhi on high alert after reports of possible LeT strikes

Following Manchester attacks, now Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) members have entered India. As per the intelligence alert, a group of 20-21 Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists have entered the country to carry out attacks. The alert mentions that cities like Mumbai, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Delhi are at high risk.

According to a report DNA, the alert was received just after the Manchester attacks, and also have prompted security agencies across India to maintain high alert. The letter reads, “Under directions of ISI, a group of 20-21 terrorists of LeT has entered India recently and is placed in Mumbai, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Delhi. Their plan is to carry out a 26/11-type incident in India.” Police sources say it is suspected that the group members might be putting up in Mumbai, Delhi, Rajasthan or Punjab.

In a recent interview to PTI, Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik had said that they needed to make extra efforts in maintaining vigil since the national capital was a favourite target of terror outfits. Ten PCR vans manned by National Security Guard-trained drivers and commandos have been deployed at vulnerable spots. The ‘Parakram’ vans will be stationed at Vijay Chowk, Palika Bazar, IP Marg, Select Citywalk Mall in Saket, Vasant Kunj Mall, Pacific Mall in Subhash Nagar, Netaji Subhash Place market and mall complex, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple and Jhandewalan.

The Delhi Police Special Cell has issued an advisory alerting its district, metro police and railway police units, asking them to step up security in market areas, religious places, malls and metro and railway stations.

Even the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) are directed to secure all stations and airports. Officers have requested the civilians to stay alert and inform the police about any suspicious happening.

The advisory has asked various police units to maintain utmost vigil and keep a “sharp eye for suspected persons/ articles and vehicles” and conduct proper frisking and checking of vehicles and persons.

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