Mumbai on high alert after intelligence report on possible terror attack by Khalistani elements
India’s financial capital has been put on high alert after the Mumbai Police received intelligence inputs that Khalistani terror outfits were planning to carry out terror strikes in the city on New Year’s Eve.
Mumbai Police has cancelled all holidays or weekly offs, pre-approved leaves for December 31, and every policeman posted in Mumbai will be on duty over security concerns in the city.
The Mumbai Police said that information was received that Khalistani elements could carry out terrorist attacks in the city, after which the Mumbai Police has been on alert.
Commissioner of Police, Mumbai Railway, Quaiser Khalid said that tight security has been deployed at the major stations of Mumbai, Dadar, Bandra Churchgate, CSMT, Kurla, and other stations, in view of the intel received. More than 3000 railway officers will be deployed on Friday at various sensitive places, Khalid added.
At a time when the country is battling with the emerging third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic due to the highly-contagious Omicron variant, Mumbai has reported the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases. On these sidelines, Section 144 was already imposed in Mumbai.
Now with this threat input, tight security has been deployed at all major stations and other locations in Mumbai.
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