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Police take no chances with suspected LeT men

Information shared includes ID cards that may be used, body marks.

delhi Updated: Nov 22, 2010 23:49 IST
Karan Choudhury
Karan Choudhury
Hindustan Times

After a long time, the Special Cell of the Delhi police has shared detailed information about suspected terrorists in their efforts to nab them.

The police have floated posters of three suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists from Jammu and Kashmir who appeared to have sneaked into the city.

According to Delhi police, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has given specific inputs about Bilal Ahmed Bagh, Ibrahim Sheikh and Shahjahan, who were spotted in a busy locality in the capital.

"We have received information that Bagh and Shahjahan may use their health cards acquired in Kashmir as identification cards. Likewise, Sheikh has a few business cards. He may portray himself as a businessman or a small exporter," a senior police officer said on the condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media.

The police fear that they might have sneaked into Delhi to shape a terror attack.

After last week's arrest of Abdullah Inquilabi, a self-styled divisional commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, the police are not taking any chances.

According to Delhi police, the three were trained in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). They are experts in explosives and collecting information about an area.

While areas like Paharganj and pockets in central and south Delhi are being strictly monitored, surveillance has been increased in other parts of the city as well.

The information with the police goes down to details like identifying body marks.

"The threat is real as the information we have is concrete. But we have taken all measures possible to make the city safe. Security has been increased in and around Pragati Maidan, which is hosting the India International Trade Fair (IITF). Posters have been put up everywhere," the officer added.

"As we suspect that they may have entered the city, we are not taking any chances. We are giving information to the public as we want them to come forward and inform us if they spot them," the officer said.

First Published: Nov 22, 2010 23:47 IST