In the backdrop of American terror suspect David Headley’s visits to India, the Union government on Wednesday warned Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra against terror attacks, particularly on military academies.
Sources in the Home Ministry said the alert was issued on suspicion that during his stay in India between 2006 and 2009, Headley, who was arrested by the FBI for allegedly plotting attacks in India for the Lashkar-e-Taiba, may have done a reconnaissance of some vital installations for carrying out strikes.
The sources said it was found that Headley visited Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Agra and Delhi and did a reconnaissance of the National Defence College in New Delhi and vital installations in other cities.
The sources said it was possible that Headley established sleeper cells in these States. He was also recruiting cadres for the Lashkar to send them to a Gulf country using the services of his immigration business in Mumbai.
The States have been asked to coordinate with the Army authorities and the administration of the Indian Military Academy in Dehra Dun and Khadakwasla about security to the vital installations.