Delhi on high alert following Pathankot attack

ArrayNew Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The national capital was put on high alert in the wake of the Pathankot terror attack and intelligence inputs about a suspected terror strike by banned outfit Jaish-E-Mohammed, police sources said on Sunday.

“Terrorist outfit Jaish-E-Mohammed is planning to carry out an attack in the city,” an intelligence source said.

Earlier, there were inputs that Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Jaipur, Bengaluru, Goa and Kolkata were on the radar of some terrorists groups.

In view of the inputs, Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Sunday organised a second consecutive meeting with officials, including the heads of the bomb disposal unit and the fire department.

On Saturday, Bassi had reviewed security arrangements in the city with Delhi Police officials including special commissioners and joint commissioners.

Sources said Bassi, in Sunday’s meeting, asked officials to remain on high alert to avoid any untoward incident in the city.

He also directed officials to keep up the heightened security at the airport, railway stations, bus stands and other vital installations, the sources said.

Vigil was intensified in many areas, including popular market places, in south Delhi, central Delhi and the VIP movement zone in Lutyens’ Delhi, a police official said.

The police chief appealed to the residents to remain vigilant about any suspicious person or thing and report immediately to the police.

“Citizens’ vigil against suspicious persons/objects/activities is vital to counter terrorism. Report anything amiss (on) phone No.100 or helpline 1090,” Bassi tweeted.

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