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Threat perception high in Delhi

According to Intelligence agencies, there could be more militant attacks in the city. The agencies have cautioned Delhi Police that after the recent attack on the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, the threat perception in Delhi has become more imminent.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2006 01:08 IST
J.T. Vishnu
J.T. Vishnu
PTI
Hindustantimes
         

According to Intelligence agencies, there could be more militant attacks in the city. The agencies have cautioned Delhi Police that after the recent attack on the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, the threat perception in Delhi has become more imminent.

According to an intelligence input, Bangladeshi militant outfit Jamait-Ul-Mujahideen is planning to carry out a series of fidayeen strikes in India, especially in Delhi and West Bengal during the Republic Day Celebrations on January 26. 

The plan is said to have been hatched at a meeting held on November 28 in the house of one Mohammad Saibur Rahman of Kadipur in Bangladesh. The meeting was also attended by Jamaitul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) activist Mohammad Niman Changla and Anup Deb Barma, activist of the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT).

The agencies have also asked the Delhi Police to make adequate security arrangements in and around the Capital to prevent any incident. Sources also pointed out that a Bangladeshi terrorist squad had sneaked into the city and might have started working on a plan.

This particular squad comprising six Bangladeshi militants is planning to launch fidayeen attacks in the city. However, the location and the affiliations of the squad are not known. The security agencies are making efforts to trace their hideouts.

Also, the Inter State Intelligence (ISI) leaders in Bangladesh identified as Mohammad Musararsh Hanan and Mustak have instructed the North-East insurgent leaders to eliminate important political personalities and also to target vital installations to create panic in the Capital, sources added.

Meanwhile, a senior Delhi Police officer, who confirmed the threat perception, said that security in the city has been stepped up and all agencies have been put on high alert.