NEW DELHI: Delhi, Mumbai and other metros of India were on Friday put on high alert after yesterday’s explosive was found outside a railway station in Ambala. Following the alert, security has been stepped up in all the metros.
An alert had been sounded in Haryana and neighbouring Punjab too and security personnel have been asked to remain on alert and maintain strict vigil and track any suspicious movement of people or vehicles
The recovery of the explosives came a month after a bomb blast outside high court in Delhi.
A terror strike, possibly in Delhi ahead of Diwali, plotted by LeT and Babbar Khalsa was foiled with police seizing over 5 kg explosives from a car outside Ambala Cant Railway station yesterday.
“Five detonators, two timer devices, five kg explosives in two packets and two batteries were seized from the car parked outside the railway station,” said Haryana’s Director General of Police Ranjiv Dalal.
The car bore a fake Haryana registration number and police suspect that it was a stolen one.
When asked if the intended target of the terror plot could have been Delhi, Dalal said, “Senior officers from various investigating and security agencies are here. We are probing every angle”.
As the cantonment area is also located in Ambala, the police would also be probing if the target could have been a military installation in the region.
The explosives have been sent for forensic tests and a team of the National Security Guard from Delhi has been rushed to the spot, said the police, adding that the nature of explosives was being studied.