Security beefed up in Delhi and other cities following terror threat

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Security agencies and Delhi Police have sounded the red alarm in the national capital after reports have come in that terrorists are planning a big attack in India.

According to the Intelligence Bureau alert, 10 terrorists of Lashkar-e-Toiba or Jaish-e-Mohammed have made their way to Delhi through the Gujarat border to plan a big strike on Mahashivaratri on 7 March.

Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Nasir Khan Janjua shared this intel with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on 5 March that 10 terrorists were planning a big strike in Gujarat on 7 March. Monday, according to NDTV.

Security has been heightened especially at the city’s public areas such as temples, malls, cinema theatres and the like in Delhi and NCR. Security has been beefed up in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Bhopal and Chandigarh.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to meet top IB and R&AW on 7 March to discuss the situation.

On 3 March, an abandoned boat was found in Gujarat. Subsequently, police chiefs from all states were asked to beef up security, but nothing was found on it.

Security has been strengthened at vital installations and sensitive areas. Apart from 120 commandos to Gujarat, the NSG headquartyers is also keeping other forces ready

Security around Somnath Temple in Gujarat and Akshardham in Delhi has been increased. As per reports, eight security checks have been put in before the devotees reach the sanctum sanctorum of Somnath temple.

Meanwhile, the police are also keeping an eye out on the ‘kanwarias’ as there was a doubt that they may be targeted by the terror operatives.