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Nationwide alert after terror attack reports
New Delhi, Apr 2 (AGENCIES):
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Published on 3 Apr. 2009 12:59 AM IST
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Fresh intelligence inputs about possible terror attacks across India particularly targeting VVIPs in Delhi and strikes on airports have made the Centre issue high alert to security agencies and states. Fresh intelligence inputs have revealed that the Lashkar-e-Toiba is planning a massive terror attack on multiple locations across Delhi during the Lok Sabha polls. As per the inputs available exclusively with Zee News, a group of 18 hard core terrorists are waiting in Barisal, Bangladesh to cross over to India. As per the plan, the terror attack has been planned by the Abu Hamza group of the Lashkar-e-Toiba. They are planning massive bomb blasts across the national capital between April 15 and May 7. The terrorists have made a list of targets which includes India Gate, Khan Market, Chandni Chowk, Greater Kailash, Delhi railway and metro railway stations, and many government buildings and schools. Targeting IPL matches was also part of their plan before the tournament was moved out of the country due to security concerns. The mastermind of this plan is Shahzad Hassan alias Badshah/Ruksar/Azqub Akhtar, a resident of Karachi and believed to be one of the handlers of the 26/11 attackers. As per the input, a group of attackers will crossover to India from Bangladesh sometime in the first week of April and will stay in Kalyani, a small town in Bengal before coming to Delhi. Logistical support to the group during their stay in Kalyani will be provided by person named Diman, a member of one of the HuJI sleeper cells active in the region. Diman is believed to be staying in A Block of Kalyani town and continuously in touch with Hasan through Orkut and Yahoo Messenger. He has two Orkut IDs namely –The Youth Icon and Spring Icon. The mastermaind Hasan is in the friends list in both the Orkut profiles of Diman. Diman believed to be a pimp supplying call girls has reportedly been paid Rs 3 lakh as advance to provide the logistical support. His Orkut IDs has some photos of call girls. Fresh intelligence inputs have revealed that 20 suicide bombers have entered India on a terror mission, media reports claimed on Thursday. Out of 20 suicide bombers, seven-eight are trained pilots and rest are women, the report added. The government on Thursday asked airports around the country to adopt heightened security measures after an intelligence tip-off of a possible terror attack. Official sources confirmed that a red alert has been sounded at airports across the country, especially in the four metros, as well as in Hyderabad, Bangalore and at some international airports like Amritsar. A senior AAI official said they were tipped off by intelligence agencies about the possibility of fidayeen (suicide squads) attacks by trained pilots and women. Emergency anti-hijacking measures and multi-layered security arrangements have been put in place at most of the crucial airports, an official said.

 
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