Delhi faces LeT threat, security stepped up after inputs from IB: Reports
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Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has reportedly called for an attack on a famous monument in the national capital. According to reports, the security has been stepped up in the city following the threat.
Reports said that the Intelligence Bureau has warned the Delhi Police about the possible threat, following which security situation has been reviewed across the national capital.
This comes after Saeed on Friday morning led Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in Lahore. According to Wall Street Journal, the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief was slated to address a huge gathering at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The event was advertised on several posters across the Pakistani city.
This comes amidst escalating tension between India and Pakistan over the killing of five Indian soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
India has blamed specialist group of the Pakistan Army for the attack, and has demanded action in a strong message to the neighbour.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed "sadness" over the loss of human lives and made it clear to his officials that it was "incumbent upon the leadership of both sides not to allow the situation to drift and to take steps to improve the atmosphere by engaging constructively with a view to building trust and confidence".
He went on to add that it was "imperative" for both sides to "take effective steps to ensure and restore the ceasefire on the Line of Control". Military-to-military channels should be more "optimally utilized to prevent misunderstandings and not allowing the situation to escalate".
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