Intelligence agencies have issue of High alert to police and security forces about a possible terror attack in India’s financial capital Mumbai during the festive season.
According to inputs shared by intelligence agencies, terrorists are planning to launch an attack in the city and might use either drones, remote control micro-light aircraft, aerial missiles, or paragliders. Agency inputs added that the terrorists are planning to carry out the attack within the next month.
The agencies suggested increasing vigil around the crowded areas of the city. The number of travellers increases during the festive season and common market areas and places get crowded. Hence, security directives have been issued to the police and security guards.
The agencies warned that terrorists may also target a VIP location in the city.
Acting on the inputs, the authorities have imposed a ban on all drones, light aircraft, paraglider for the next month across the city. Restrictions will remain imposed from October 30 to November 28.
Security has been beefed up in the city. Increased number of policemen have been asked to patrol crowded areas and markets.
This is the second time in 2020 when the financial capital Mumbai has been put on alert of a terror attack.
Earlier in June, a caller claiming to be from Pakistan had threatened to repeat the 26/11, 2008 terror attacks at the iconic Taj group of hotels. A security alert was sounded by the Mumbai police after the threat.
Police deployment has also been made around famous places of Mumbai.