Punjab put on high alert after terror input

Punjab put on high alert after terror input

Punjab put on high alert after terror input
Border state Punjab and other parts of the country have been put on high alert after intelligence inputs on Wednesday said at least 3 heavily armed terrorists have entered India to target cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Goa.

The input said the terrorists are heavily armed with ammunition and are travelling in a grey Maruti Dzire car bearing a Jammu and Kaskmir registration number. One of the militant may possibly be carrying a suicide belt, the alert said. The Punjab Police have beefed-up the security apparatus in wake of the threat perception. Punjab has faced two terror strikes in the last 10-months from across the border by armed militants.  

The alert said the terrorists are travelling from Jammu and Kashmir in a grey Swift Dzire car along with a local resident and are expected to cross the Banihal tunnel later on Wednesday night. The alert has been sounded in Punjab after input of a terror attack were received from the special cell of the Delhi Police. The alert issued by the Punjab Director General of Police (Law and Order) to all the concerned wings in the state said the car bearing registration number “JK-01 AB-2654” is carrying three Pakistani militants and a local.

Ever since the Pathankot terror strike on the intervening night of January 1 and 2, there have been several alerts issued by the Punjab Police on the basis of inputs and information received from locals who claim to have spotted suspicious movement of persons, some even in military fatigues.

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