Mumbai Put On High Alert After Intelligence Warning
Mumbai is on high alert after the intelligence warning about possible terror attacks by Jihadi elements based in Pakistan. According to intelligence reports, the terrorists are targeting the Siddhivinayak Temple.
The intelligence bureau shared the information with Maharashtra and Mumbai police. According to the information, the Jihadi elements from Pakistan, namely Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Jaish- e-Mohammad, LeT and Hizbul Mujahideen have already sent out four action groups to India for carrying out the attack before 28th January, 2015.
The four action teams are located in different part of the country. The first team is expected to be located in Maharashtra, the second team will be in Rajasthan, third is located in Uttar Pradesh and fourth group will be in Odisha.
It is assumed that the attack on the targeted Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai would be carried on any Tuesday, the day when there will be maximum crowd present in the temple premises.
IB has also released the name of the team members for the Mumbai attack. The leader of the team is Abdullah al-Quresi and he is assisted by Nasir Ali, Jabed Ekbal, Mobid Zeman and Shamsher (all in the age group of 25 years).
Meanwhile, Britain has also warned India about possible terror attacks by the notorious ISIS and said that India should make all efforts to check the activities of the terrorist groups from the Middle East.
The information regarding the possible attack has been conveyed to the Indian officials during the India-UK counterterrorism joint working group meeting, which was held in London on January 15&16.
British Officials said that at the meeting, India had asked Britain to put pressure on Pakistan not to differentiate between “good” and “bad” terrorists in the wake of the recent terrorist attack on school children in Peshawar. India also asked the counter terrorism working group to take a firm stand on Pakistan, which had become a training center of terrorists.
“We have asked Britain to be alert about possible attack by Lashkar-e-Taiba there. Britain in turn has warned us that an attack by ISIS could take place in India,” an official said.
The official also said that “Britain is petrified that a terror attack can take place on its soil by ISIS and radical elements associated with it may help the group.”
In 2014 May, four Mumbai youth’s were disappeared in Iraq and Syria and had apparently joined ISIS. One of the youth returned in November 2014 and got arrested. Last month, a Bangalore based executive got arrested for operating a Twitter account to propagate a terrorist ideology.