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Delhi terror threat: 400 sensitive buildings, markets on watch

New Delhi: An alert has been sounded and safety has been beefed up in Delhi with Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) planning to focus on greater than 400 delicate buildings and markets within the nationwide capital forward of Diwali.

A Delhi Police official advised IANS, “Rohini, North-East, North-West, North, East, Central, New Delhi and Dwarka — eight of the 15 districts in Delhi are considered sensitive.”

And these districts are mentioned to have 425, the very best quantity, of buildings recognized as delicate. Of the eight districts, New Delhi has about 200 buildings recognized as delicate, all of which have been offered further safety.

Buildings just like the Prime Minister’s Workplace, Sena Bhavan, Parliament home, Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi district are all the time within the delicate class, however now markets like Connaught Place and Khan Market have been added to the record. The Jama Masjid in Central Delhi district, Delhi Police Headquarters, Rouse Avenue Court docket, Laxmi Nagar, Preet Vihar, Anand Vihar are another essential locations the place the terrorists could goal.

New Delhi District Deputy Commissioner of Police Eish Singhal advised IANS, “We do not have any intelligence input of any kind of threat, but we have enhanced security in the city ahead of Diwali.”

Since final week, police stations throughout town have been requested to maintain their gates locked with a sentry posted there around the clock. Solely authorities automobiles are allowed entry inside. Picket duties have additionally been enhanced and canine squads and Fast Response groups have been placed on 24-hour alert.

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