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Terror alert in Delhi; security beefed up

New Delhi: Delhi has been issued an alert and security has been beefed up with Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) planning to target more than 400 sensitive buildings and markets in the national capital ahead of Diwali.

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

Buildings like the Prime Minister’s Office, Sena Bhavan, Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi district are always in the sensitive category, but now markets like Connaught Place and Khan Market have been added to the list. The Jama Masjid in Central Delhi district, Delhi Police Headquarters, Rouse Avenue Court, Laxmi Nagar, Preet Vihar, Anand Vihar are some other important places where the terrorists may target.

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

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