Mumbai Metro on high alert; terror plot foiled

  • Manish K Pathak, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jan 17, 2015 09:18 IST

The Mumbai Metro has been put on high alert after a specific alert from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) indicating a threat of a possible terror strike on the cityfs only metro line, which runs between Versova and Ghatkopar.

The alert was sent after the technical intelligence unit picked up a mobile phone conversation in which the plot was discussed. Two people living in Andheri (West), who are part of the alleged plot have been identified, said IB sources.

Both the suspects were questioned by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and the crime branch.

While one of them has been identified as someone associated with an underworld gang, the other person has criminal antecedents, said police sources.

While the names of the individuals have been withheld as the probe in ongoing, the police stations concerned have been informed about the threat, said officials. Adequate measures have been taken to ensure the safety of citizens, said a senior IPS officer, requesting anonymity.

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