Delhi On High Alert: Terrorists disguised as Holi revellers on police radar, extra security at sensitive locations
Delhi is on high alert following a specific input by the intel agencies for a terror attack on Holi tomorrow. News Nation has learnt that the sleeper cell of the terror outfits will try to mingle in the public disguised as Holi revellers to carry out the attack. Delhi DCP Chinmay Biswal told News Nation that security has been beefed up across the city. More police force has been deployed at the sensitive locations. The PCR vans of Delhi Police are also making public announcements to spread awareness among the general public. Biswal said that the cops stationed in all 15 districts of the National Capital have also increased the patrolling in their respective areas.
Forces have been on high alert since the Pulwama terror attack. Last year, the NIA had carried out massive anti-terror raids across Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. Fresh raids were also carried out in January this year. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had conducted fresh raids on eight places in western Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in connection with its probe against an ISIS-inspired module Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam. The group was allegedly planning suicide attacks and serial blasts, targeting politicians and government installations, in the national capital and other parts of north India. The fresh raids come five days after the counter-terror probe agency arrested Muhammad Absar (24) from Hapur on January 12.
The agency had earlier said it had seized a locally made rocket launcher, material for suicide vests and 112 alarm clocks to be used as timers besides recovering 25 kg of explosive material -- Potassium Nitrate, Ammonium Nitrate, and Sulphur.
The group had allegedly purchased remote-controlled cars and wireless doorbells to use their circuits in assembling remote-controlled improvised explosive devices.
Besides, the NIA had also seized steel containers, electric wires, 91 mobile phones, 134 SIM cards, 3 laptops, knife, sword, ISIS-related literature during the searches conducted earlier.