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Delhi on high terror alert; cops hunt for 6 HuJI terrorists
Onkar Singh in New Delhi | December 05, 2007 19:56 IST
Last Updated: December 05, 2007 23:05 IST
A high alert has been issued in New Delhi on the basis of Intelligence reports that six suspected Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islamia terrorists had sneaked into thye national capital from Deoband in Uttar Pradesh to possibly carry out attacks ahead of anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition on Thursday.
Speaking to rediff.com Delhi Police Public Relations Officer Rajan Bhagat said the suspected terrorists used a vehicle DL3C 1978 to enter the Seelampur area of East Delhi on Tuesday.
While one of the passengers travelling in the car was stated to be of African origin, two were believed to be Afghan nationals and the remaining locals, the sources said.
A thorough check was carried out in Seelampur, which prominently figured during investigations into recent serial blasts in courts in three cities of Uttar Pradesh--Lucknow, Faizabad and Varanasi.
Barricades have been put up along all important crossways and a thorough screening of vehicles is being conducted. Suspected pedestrians are being questioned. Delhi police has also sought the help of the public in this regard.
The information about sneaking in of the terrorists comes barely two days after an alert was issued by intelligence agencies that suspected HuJI terrorists may carry out strikes on or around December six, the day on which Babri Masjid was demolished in 1992.
The HuJI terrorists, who are suspected to have established several sleeper cells in Uttar Pradesh especially in Western part, follow the Deoband sect of Islam.