Alert in Mumbai Over Fears of Terror Attack on Valentine Day
The Mumbai police has sounded a high alert after the control room received calls claiming that six terrorists have sneaked into the city and may carry out a major attack at Juhu Chowpatty or Bandra Bandstand on Valentine’s Day.
On February 14, youngsters throng both these places.
Police commissioner Satyapal Singh on Sunday night contacted all senior police inspectors in the western suburbs and asked them to carry out searches in hotels and lodges and stage nakabandis.
Security agencies are not taking chances following Saturday’s hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
“The Pakistani terrorist outfit, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), has given an open threat after the hanging of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab; now there is the Afzal Guru case,” said a senior police official. Jamaat-ud-Dawaa and LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, accused mastermind of the 26/11 attacks, delivered threats in Pakistan and strongly protested after Guru’s execution, claiming it amounted to “judicial terrorism”.