Defence Ministry Offices On High Alert Over Security Threat From Jaish


Chandigarh: Punjab Police has warned authorities in Delhi about seven Jaish terrorists planning an attack in the Capital, prompting a high alert in the region.

Security officials have tightened the security of important offices, including the Prime Minister’s Office and the Defence Ministry. Reportedly, the terrorists have been sent with an aim of carrying out attacks on targets of national importance. To warn people, the security agencies have posted pictures of the suspected terrorists at the entrances of important buildings in the Capital.

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An official said, “As part of the efforts to sensitise the troops on guard and keep them on high alert, photos of these terrorists have been pasted on the walls of important ministries, including the PMO, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Home Affairs.”

For the uninitiated, the intelligence alert came a few days ago when four persons snatched a taxi at gunpoint near Madhopur area, sparking fears of a Pathankot airbase-like attack.

“The taxi, a silver-coloured Toyota Innova, was initially hired by the four men from Jammu. They had booked it for Pathankot. The terrorists then forced the driver out of the car at gun-point and drove off,” the police added.