As Delhi struggles to deal with the COVID-19 situation, it has been forced to deal with another tense situation. As per the sources, the national capital has been put on high alert on suspicion of terrorist hiding in the city.
On Monday afternoon, the Intelligence alerted the national capital after it reportedly received information about the possibility of a group of terrorists entering the city. The terrorist, four to five in number, are reportedly from Jammu and Kashmir. As per the intelligence sources, the terrorists are supposed to carry out an attack. The Intelligence agencies have alerted the Delhi Police, the news agency PTI reported. As per the sources given to the local police, the terrorists are likely to enter the city by road i.e. by bus, private vehicle, or taxi.
As soon as the information was given to the local police, all the guest houses and hotels were given a lookout notice. It is also being said that the vehicles with Kashmir registration numbers are being searched and kept an eye on. All the bus stations and railway stations have also been kept on high alert.
All the 15 Police districts in the city are on high alert now along with special and elite units of the Crime Branch and Special cells accompanying. Along the Delhi borders, Special vigil is being maintained. Close monitoring at market regions and hospitals are also underway.
Delhi Continues To Struggle With COVID-19
This development comes after the Indian Armed forces were involved in the violent face-off with the Chinese forces in the Galwan valley of eastern Ladakh last Monday. In the face-off, the Indian armed forces lost 20 of its personnel. On Sunday, the Indian defense minister Rajnath Singh has reportedly given a free hand to the Army to deal with the Chinese aggression. As this development unfolds, there have been general-level talks between Indian and Chinese armed forces to de-escalate the situation. The Indian Army has deployed more troops along the line of actual control.
The national capital region of New Delhi has so far reported 59,746 confirmed cases out of which 24,558 are active and 33,013 have recovered. The death toll in the national capital region is 2,175.
Source: India Times