The UP police has warned the national capital of a possible terror attack after receiving a threat from unknown sources. The alert has been put on high-security mode.
According to a Delhi police special cell officer, Some people received an anonymous email purportedly sent by the Tehrik-e-Taliban, which led to UP police being alerted.
The email was shared between the Delhi and UP police.
The Delhi police conducted a search in Sarojini Nagar Market on Tuesday in order to confirm the threat.
The president of Sarojini Nagar Mini Market Traders Association, Ashok Randhawa, told ANI that the market has been closed due to some security threat.
“Due to a security threat, the Delhi police have been ordered to close the markets and keep a close eye on them,” he said.
However, Delhi police denied issuing any such order. The police said that they conducted the search as part of their prevention efforts and not to shut down the market.
“We went there to conduct a preventive search, not to close down the market,” Delhi Police officials told ANI.
Sources say that the Delhi police are also trying to track down the person who sent the email and verify its claims.
There have been multiple warnings this year of potential attacks in Delhi, with IEDs found near Ghazipur and Seemapuri earlier this year.