Wednesday, December 18, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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JeM suicide squad in Delhi

New Delhi, December 17
The police and other security agencies in Delhi have been put on the high alert and raids are being conducted at several places following an intelligence input that a six-member suicide squad of the Jaish-e-Mohammad had sneaked into the Capital to carry out a strike around Christmas or the New Year Eve.

The alert comes even as the security agencies are hunting for a Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist who escaped while his two accomplices were gunned down by the Delhi police in an encounter in the Tughlaqabad area in South Delhi on Saturday.

The terrorists, all Pakistanis, had been identified as Abu Zarar (leader), Abu Farkan, Ali Mohammad, Ejazul Haq, Nissar-u-din and Mohd Salim alias Khalil, police sources said.

All terrorists are in their 20s or 30s, they said.

Zarar, said to be hailing from Lahore, was recently involved in an attack on the police in Srinagar, the sources said.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Neeraj Kumar confirmed that intelligence inputs had suggested the presence of terrorists in the Capital but refused to share details.

“We are on an alert to thwart any terrorist strike and working to foil that,” he said. PTI


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