Jaish threat on Diwali: Unprecedented security in Delhi, other metros alerted

New Delhi: Amid terror threat from Pakistan-based militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), unprecedented security arrangements have been made at ‘places of higher footfalls’ in the national capital on the eve of Diwali.

The threat is reportedly based on a series of telephonic intercepts involving two Jaish commanders from across the border. In Delhi, security is at the highest alert in three crowded markets — Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar and Karol Bagh localities.

Besides, armed security in more than two dozen malls and multiplexes in the national capital has been beefed up, top sources in Delhi Police told IANS. A general alert was also sounded in other metros, including Mumbai, Bengaluru