2 suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists sneak into Delhi, police release pictures

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 21 November 2018, 12:16 AM
The Delhi police sound high alert.
The Delhi police sound high alert.

The Delhi police on Tuesday sounded high alert after two Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists have allegedly sneaked into the national capital. The police have also released pictures of the two suspected terrorists standing next to a milestone on which it’s written “Delhi 360 km Firozpur 9km” in Urdu. 

According to reports, the police are searching hotels, guesthouses and vehicles in the city. Pictures of the two suspected terrorists have been posted across the city and shared on social media.

Punjab’s Firozpur is 133 km from Amritsar where two motorcycle-borne youths threw a grenade at a religious congregation on Sunday, killing three persons were killed and leaving 20 injured.

The incident came just a few days after an intelligence report claimed that

 at least six to seven terrorists belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad had sneaked into Punjab and were believed to be hiding in Firzopur area. The report added that the suspected terrorists might be planning to move towards Delhi. 

"According to an input, a group of 6-7 JeM terrorists are reportedly in Punjab, India (possibly Firozpur area) and are planning to move towards Delhi from Punjab side," the report said.

Meanwhile, the Punjab Police have found striking similarities between the modus operandi of the perpetrators of the grenade attack at a Nirankari congregation in Amritsar and the one allegedly planned by an ISI-backed terror module busted in Patiala early this month.

The Punjab Police had nabbed on November 1 Shabnamdeep Singh alias Maninder Lahoria, who "confessed" to the police that he was asked by his Pakistani handlers to target police posts and crowded places during festivals.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had Monday described the grenade attack as a suspected handiwork of the ISI-backed terror modules.

First Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 11:00 PM
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