Terror alert: Rajnath Singh to chair high-level meet

Security has been tightened in Delhi as well as in Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir amid fears of an impending terror attack.

Updated: Mar 07, 2016, 11:02 AM IST
Terror alert: Rajnath Singh to chair high-level meet

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will on Monday hold a high-level meet in view of the intelligence input on a possible terror strike in Delhi and other states.

The meeting will be attended by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and chiefs and top officials of the Intelligence Bureau and RAW.

Security has been tightened in Delhi as well as in Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir amid fears of an impending terror attack.

Temples, key buildings, shopping malls, popular markets and military installations all are under security radar of the Delhi Police and other security agencies amid intelligence inputs that terrorists could carry out a strike in the city and NCR region on Monday, on the occasion of Mahashivaratri.

As per the IB alert, 10 terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) or Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror groups are believed to have sneaked into the Indian territory through the Gujarat border.

 

It is suspected that the terror operatives are planning to target Delhi, especially because the Parliament is in session.

The terror alert followed discovery of an abandoned boat off the coast of Gujarat.

Meanwhile, four elite teams of the National Security Guard (NSG) have also been sent to Gujarat.

Security around major religious sites in Gujarat like Somnath Temple and Akshardham and in metro cities -- Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Bengaluru – has also been increased.

Vital installations across the metros like railway stations and airports are also being secured.