Mumbai on alert as 4 terrorists sneak in

Last Updated: Friday, December 24, 2010 - 00:42

Mumbai: Four members of Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) have sneaked into Mumbai recently to carry out "violent" attacks with the aim of causing "destruction", police said on Thursday.

Police also released the photograph of one of them and
issued an advisory to the citizens of this metropolis to
remain alert.

"The four were identified as Abdul Kareem Moosa, Noor
Abu Ilahi, Walid Jinnah and Mahfooz Alam. The four recently
sneaked into the city to carry out extremely dangerous
activity," Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy told
a news conference. Roy also released a sketch of Jinnah.

The strikes were being planned in connection with
possibly the upcoming Christmas and New Year`s festivities, he
added.

Roy said he had no information on the nationalities of
the four persons.

On Tuesday, the Centre sounded a terror alert for
Mumbai and Ahmedabad following specific Intelligence inputs
that the LeT teams may have entered the two western cities to
carry out strikes.

The four persons are in the age group of 20 to 30
years, Roy said.

"The four persons are planning violent attacks that is
going to cause destruction," Roy warned.

The information of the plans by the terrorists are
"fairly specific", Roy said, adding "We believe the threat is
serious."

Roy also said Mumbai police has formed Special cells
in a bid to "neutralise" the four terrorists. He did not want
to speculate whether more than four LeT men have entered the
metropolis which witnessed the country`s worst ever terror
strike in November 2008 killing 166 people.

The Mumbai Police has asked citizens to inform it on any suspicious events on 022-22633333.

PTI



First Published: Friday, December 24, 2010 - 00:42

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