Mumbai on alert as 4 terrorists sneak in
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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.


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

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