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Intel input warns of attack on Dalai Lama

Last updated on: January 7, 2012 20:08 IST

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama may be harmed by six Chinese nationals who are likely to sneak into India, intelligence inputs received by the Mumbai police have warned.

According to police sources, the inputs reveal the name of one Chinese national of Tibetan origin -- Tashi Phuntsok -- who was waiting to sneak into India with the intention of gathering intelligence on the Tibetan administration in exile and to cause harm to Dalai Lama.

Besides, Mumbai and Delhi could come under fresh attacks by home-grown terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, the sources said, adding Babbar Khalsa International, under intense pressure from Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence, is planning to target important political leaders in poll-bound Punjab, including a minister.

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"Dalai Lama keeps visiting Mumbai and other places in the state. The threat to Dalai Lama need not be underestimated. Loss of Chinese passports and recovery of Chinese passports need to be reported promptly, so that the concerned agencies could question the people concerned thoroughly. In this regard, the activities of the followers of 'Shugden' cult (an anti-Dalai Lama group) need to be kept under strict vigil," the intelligence report said.

The six men were suspected to be from China's secret service, the sources said.

"Some Tibetans may be inspired to harm Dalai Lama. A good number of Chinese youth enter India on business visas, ostensibly for some clandestine activities. It is likely that they may try to visit certain areas prohibited for Chinese like Tibetan camps," they said.

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The intelligence report added, "LeT, in association with the Indian Mujahideen, is planning to carry out terror attacks in Mumbai and Delhi in the near future. Probable targets include port areas and other vital installations on the coastal front."

On November 26, 2008, Pakistani terrorists, including Ajmal Kasab, had landed in Mumbai by sea and massacred 166 people.

Though the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad is yet to conclusively pin the blame on any particular organisation for the triple blasts in Mumbai on July 13 last year that left 27 dead, IM's involvement is suspected.

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The BKI operatives, according to sources, are planning to target important political leaders election-bound Punjab. A minister and leaders of Dera Sachcha Sauda sect could also be targeted, stated the input

"BKI has also reconnoitered the residences and places of work of above targets," according to the report.

Meanwhile, a general alert has been sounded and security personnel have been asked to maintain heightened vigil at vital installations and ports.


Image: The blast site at Mumbai on July 13


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