A multi-layered security cover has been thrown over the national capital ahead of Independence Day with over 40,000 security personnel deployed across the city to keep a hawk-eyed vigil against any possible terror strike.
An alleged Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative was on Friday arrested in connection with a 2010 case related to sending an email to a media house on behalf of the banned outfit warning about terror strikes in New Delhi.
Members of the World Cup bound Pakistan cricket squad will visit the terror stricken Army Public School in Peshawar on Saturday, a month after terrorists attacked and killed around 135 students in the institution.
Indian Mujahideen (IM) was planning to carry out terror strikes in Muzaffarnagar town of Western Uttar Pradesh in retaliation to communal riots that had taken place in the region, Delhi Police sources said here on Wednesday.
A lesser-known militant outfit `Al Shohada Brigade`, believed to be a shadow outfit of Lashker-e -Toiba terror outfit on Friday claimed responsibility for the twin attacks in Jammu region which left three people, including an army man, dead.
Sri Lankan government on Sunday asked its citizens to delay their departures to Bodh Gaya in Bihar by a week after a terror attack hit one of the holiest Buddhists places in which two monks were injured.
Security was bolstered in the national capital on Monday on Diwali-eve in the wake of recent inputs to security agencies from Saudi Arabia about the possibility of a terror strike during this year`s festive season.