IB warns of LeT attack, Delhi on high alert

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IB warns of LeT attack, Delhi on high alert

IB warns of LeT attack, Delhi on high alert

admin   ¦    Aug 09, 2013 04:00:00 PM (IST)

New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has raised an alarm about a possible terror attack here, reports said on Friday. The local police have been alerted.

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The IB has informed the police of the speech made by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the Pakistan-based founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror group, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Saeed has reportedly threatened to attack Red Fort, one of Delhi's famous monuments and hosts the prime minister every year on Augut 15 on the occasion of the independence day.

Saeed was present at the Eid prayers at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium and had reportedly tweeted Eid greetings with an anti-India message before leading the prayers.

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The IB has written a letter to Delhi Police about a specific threat to the national capital.

"We have received a letter from IB about a threat from a terrorist outfit ahead of August 15," Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) S.N. Srivastava told

"Delhi has been put on high alert and security has been beefed up in markets, crowded places, high rise buildings and government offices following the alert," he said.