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Two JeM militants in Delhi, warn intel agencies

A policeman and a sniffer dog check baggage at the New Delhi railway station, after a bomb scare on a Delhi-Kanpur train on Sunday. —Photo: PTI

A policeman and a sniffer dog check baggage at the New Delhi railway station, after a bomb scare on a Delhi-Kanpur train on Sunday. —Photo: PTI  

The militants are believed to be planning attacks on some high-profile targets

Security has been heavily beefed up in the city after the Delhi Police received inputs about the possible presence of two Jaish-e-Mohammed militants in the Capital.

The militants are believed to be planning attacks on some high-profile targets in Delhi. Police fear they will take hostages too. Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi called a meeting of the force’s top officers on Sunday morning. Later, in a tweet, he advised the public to be vigilant and report suspicious persons and activities.

An officer privy to the meeting said the police sought deployment of Central paramilitary forces at certain locations and outside important establishments in the city. While the Capital was already on high alert since the Pathankot terror attack, the latest inputs have prompted the police to deploy a large number of its personnel outside airport, railway stations, bus terminals and certain government establishments.

Police presence has also been increased at popular markets and in VIP movement zones. All vehicles entering Delhi are being thoroughly checked.

Since there were specific inputs that VIPs are on the terrorists’ radar, the crime branch and special cell have been roped in to come up with a strategy.

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