A Pakistan-based terror group is planning to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a Delhi rally on December 22 where he is scheduled to address a rally to be organised by the Bharatiya Janata Party. According to a report, the intelligence agencies have informed the Special Protection Group and the Delhi Police. Both of them are responsible for to arrange the security at the venue. Apart from PM Modi, various NDA Chief Ministers and Union ministers will be present at the rally.
"Terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed operatives have been mobilised in India to hit the Prime Minister at Ramlila ground, where a huge gathering and presence of media persons in huge numbers are expected,” the agencies were quoted as saying by news agency IANS.
"The guidelines contained in Chapter 10 of the Blue Book titled 'Security Arrangements in a Democratic Polity' may be followed so as to avoid harsh and impractical measures," the report said.
"The recent enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (December 12), the Ram Janmabhoomi verdict (November 9) and abrogation of Article 370 (August 5), besides pre-emptive air strikes on nonmilitary targets inside Pakistan by Indian Air Force have added fresh dimensions to the threat scenario," it added.
The intel agency said that they have fresh inputs about the terror group mobilising in India to hit the Prime Minister at Ramlila ground.
The agencies stated that Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) continues to provide infrastructural and other financial/logistical assistance to terror groups.
"In October 2019, letter received by National Investigation Agency (NIA) purportedly published by Lashkar-e-Taiba, threatened to target Indian dignitaries, including the Prime Minister, to avenge the alleged excesses by the Indian Armed Forces in Jammu and Kashmir," the agencies have flagged.