Delhi Police Rules Out Presence of JeM Militants in the Capital

A top Delhi Police officer says they have ruled out existence of Jaish-e-Mohammad militants in the national capital.

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Delhi Police beef up security at the Raisina Hills in the national capital. (Photo; PTI)

A top official of the Delhi Police denied reports that the two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants have sneaked into the national capital.

On Saturday, some media reports suggested that the Delhi Police had received intelligence alerts that two fidayeen militants, probably from JeM – the terror group that attacked the Pathankot air base – might have entered Delhi.

According to the Delhi Police official quoted above, proper investigation was carried out based on that intelligence alert.

There was information on two specific people, suspected to be militants, entering Delhi a couple of days ago. But we have checked the details of these two persons and found that the information was incorrect, and they are not militants. We have subsequently cleared them.

Top Official, Delhi Police

Three days after the terrorists struck the Pathankot air base, combing operations are still underway and security has been beefed up across the country, especially the national capital. In Delhi security has been upped at checkpoints in important places like Raisina Hills, Lutyens’ Delhi, railway station, airport, government establishments etc. According to the Delhi Police, officials are on their toes and are coordinating with multiple investigative agencies.

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