NDC, two schools on Lashkar radar: Govt
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 05, 2009, 08:36
New Delhi: Two leading boarding schools located in two prominent hill stations in a north Indian state are among targets of Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e- Toiba (LeT), a Home Ministry official said on Wednesday.

According to intelligence input shared after interrogation of David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, arrested by the FBI for plotting a major terror attack in India at the behest of LeT, the terrorist group was planning to attack the two schools, he said.

Headley and Rana have stated that their targets included the prestigious the National Defence College here.

The official said the intelligence agencies gathered information about the possibility of LeT attacks a few weeks ago and forwarded it to the state government concerned for providing adequate security at the two schools.

Additional security personnel have been deployed at the NDC located on the Tees-January Road, where the memorial of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi is located.

When asked if the government knew about the terrorists' plans and also steps taken to protect the NDC, Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju said, "I think there is a constant review of threat perceptions and targets, ...and we work on the safeguards adequately.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, November 05, 2009, 08:36

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