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Terror alert in India: Pak trio seeks protection

world Updated: May 12, 2012 00:32 IST

Pakistan has rejected as “unfounded” a terror alert in India that linked three men from Lahore to LeT, even as the trio sought protection from authorities after reports about them appeared in Indian media.

“These charges are mischievous and without any substance.

We are looking into these unfounded allegations,” a Foreign Office spokesperson was quoted as saying by media.

The spokesperson’s statement came after Mumbai Police, in response to the alert issued by a central agency, released photographs of five Pakistani men identified as members of LeT who had infiltrated India to carry out terrorist attacks.

Three of the men whose photos were released by Mumbai Police – traders Mehtab Ahmed Butt and Atif Butt and private security guard Babar Shabbir – went to Gulberg police station in Lahore and sought protection from the authorities.

The traders and the security guard visited the police station with office-bearers and merchants of Hafeez Centre and brought the matter to the police's notice, ASP Tariq Aziz Sindhu said.