Delhi on ‘High Alert’ as Jaish terror flashes over the national capital

Delhi on ‘High Alert’ as Jaish terror flashes over the national capital: Delhi, the capital of India is on ‘High Alert’ and the cause is not the pollution but due to a message that circulated in a WhatsApp group, believed to be run by Jaish-e-Mohammed. The message is not exposed but according to some reports it said that militants are planning to attack subtle places in Delhi to avenge the killing of its commander last month in J&K.

Delhi on high alert after intel flags Jaish threat on WhatsApp

The Intelligence Bureau, on Tuesday, asked security forces to maintain “High priority alert” in the capital. The Intelligence Bureau also circulated a letter which said, “According to a message circulated by one Pakistani national Ameer Hamza, using the mobile number [xxxxxx], in WhatsApp group ‘Jesh Communication Centre’ that Jaish-e-Mohammed is planning to carry out terrorist attacks on security establishments in Delhi to avenge the killing of its commander Usman alias Huzaifa in Tral, Pulwama, on October 30.”

The letter has also been sent to other security forces. Other than Delhi police; CISF (Central Industrial Security Force), Railway Protection Force and National Security Guards are also requested to “activate intelligence” all over the region, especially over the important areas and government buildings. CISF has also secured Indira Gandhi International Airport and Delhi Metro.

Usman Alias Huzaifa, one of the commanders of Jaish-e-Mohammed, who is also believed to be the nephew of Jaish Chief Masood Azhar, was killed in an encounter on 30th October 2018. Masood Azhar is alleged to be the person behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot in 2016. Usman was killed in the south Kashmir’s Tral region by security forces.

The warning/official announcement read, “It is requested to issue necessary guidelines and instructions to all unit commanders of Delhi-NCR based units/battalions to take all precautionary and preventive measures to avoid any untoward incident. Force personnel be kept on highest alert and intelligence machinery should be geared up for collection and exchange of useful advance information to prevent occurrence of any such incident.”

“Units concerned have been alerted and we are keeping a watch against any suspicious activity,” said a senior officer of Delhi Police.

A CISF officer said that, “We are especially focusing on the city-side. Vehicular terrorism is a major threat that we are concerned about. Additional barricades have been erected and anti-terror squads are on the alert.”