Bassi calls on Delhi to be ‘vigilant’ to counter terrorism

New Delhi : Amid reports that the national capital has been put on high alert over a possible Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) attack, Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi has warned the residents of the city to be ‘vigilant’ and report if anything is ‘amiss’.

“Citizens’ vigil against suspicious persons/objects/activities is vital to counter terrorism. Report anything amiss no. 100 or helpline 1090,” Bassi tweeted.

Delhi has been put on high alert after intelligence agencies have warned of a possible ‘high profile strike’ allegedly by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in the national capital. The security forces have been asked to maintain extra vigilance at all crowded locations.

According to sources, the agencies have warned that two JeM terrorists have sneaked into the national capital with the intention to carry out high profile strikes and a hostage crisis could also be possible.

The Delhi Police has also been provided with additional companies of the Central Para-Military Forces (CMPF) to guard the vital installations.

This alert has come in the wake of the terrorist attack on the Air Force Base in Pathankot where seven defence personnel have been martyred so far.

Meanwhile, fresh firing is underway as around two terrorists are still believed to be holed up inside the Base and attempts are being made to flush them out.

Around six terrorists had infiltrated the Base yesterday and four were neutralised. (ANI)