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Terror Alert in Delhi After Inputs from Punjab Police

Special Weapons And Tactics members from the Delhi police keep vigil after cordoning off the site of a bomb blast outside the High Court in New Delhi September 7, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Parivartan Sharma/Files

Special Weapons And Tactics members from the Delhi police keep vigil after cordoning off the site of a bomb blast outside the High Court in New Delhi September 7, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Parivartan Sharma/Files

New Delhi: A terror alert has been issued in Delhi after the Punjab police informed intelligence agencies and Delhi police about the possibility of an attack in the city.

According to media reports, the Punjab police was tracing three vehicles which were carrying ammunition and heavy arms to Delhi. Intelligence agencies and Delhi police were informed when the cars couldn’t be traced by the Punjab police.

Based on this information a terror alert has been issued, although efforts are being made to locate the missing cars. Delhi police has increased security in schools, colleges and monuments in the city. The alert was also issued on account of the recent attack in a popular cafe in Dhaka on July 1.

This comes three months after Punjab was put on terror alert in April, due to inputs from the Delhi police about the entry of three heavily armed Pakistani terrorists, who were possibly suicide bombers, into the state. Earlier, in January, Pakistani terrorists crossed the border into Punjab and attacked the Pathankot Air Force base; seven military personnel were killed.