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Punjab on Alert After Intel on Zakir Musa, JeM Militants in State

Punjab Police intel said that six to seven Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists are “planning to move towards Delhi”.

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The Punjab Police has been on alert after its counter-intelligence wing on Thursday, 15 November, said that six to seven Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists were "planning to move towards Delhi" from the state.

The police also launched a hunt for Zakir Musa, the commander of a militant group affiliated to the al-Qaeda.

“We had inputs about his (Musa) movements near Amritsar. So we have released wanted posters of him to make public aware & have requested public to tell us if they have any information.”
Swarandeep Singh, Gurdaspur SSP, as told to ANI
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A letter issued by the Punjab Inspector General of Police (Counter Intelligence) office said that according to input, the group of 6-7 terrorists were possibly in Punjab’s Ferozepur area, and were “planning to move towards Delhi.”

Police officials across the state have been asked to set up checkpoints at all important routes, conduct strict vehicle inspections and take suitable counter measures for all the sensitive locations, the letter said.

Police areas along the India-Pakistan border have also been asked to coordinate with the Border Security Force (BSF).

Officials have been advised to plan and implement precautionary measures to thwart any untoward incident, it said.

(With PTI inputs)

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