Bengaluru city has been placed on high alert after they were warned of a possible terror attack by the intelligence officials suspecting terrorists to be hiding in mosques, madarsas and other ‘religious places’ in the city.
According to intelligence reports, terrorists have sneaked into the city from Kerala and are suspected to be hiding in ‘religious places’ in the city. The Bengaluru police have put the city on high alert following intelligence inputs of a possible terror strike.
In a memo, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao sought deployment of City Armed Reserve Police across the city. Deputy and additional commissioners have been instructed to “sensitise high alert” at all iconic institutions like Vidhana Soudha, Vikasa Soudha, High Court, railway stations, Bengaluru Metro, KSRTC and BMTC bus stations, high-end schools, malls, five-star hotels and markets in their respective jurisdictions.
Meanwhile, the police have stepped up surveillance in Bengaluru. The memo has called for a high level of police presence and visibility continuously till further orders, seeking area domination from beat level to division level.
The high alert comes after the recent arrest of Habibur Rehman Sheikh (28), a terror accused in the Burdwan blast case, by the NIA team. After his arrest, he had confessed of planting two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Ramanagara area. The accused, Habibur Rehman, a suspected member of Jamat-ul Mujahideen, a Bangladesh-based terror outfit, was arrested from Doddaballapur where he was taking shelter at a local mosque in June.
On July 10, based on the confessions made by Habibur Rehman, the National Investigation Agency had seized five fabricated hand grenades, one-timer device, three electric circuits, suspected explosive substance, components used for making IEDs and rockets and several incriminating materials from Bengaluru.
According to TV9, two suspected terrorists were arrested from a ‘religious place’ near Bagalagunte area of Bengaluru city. Reportedly, the NIA officials had nabbed those two terrorists from a madrasa near Soladevanahalli area of Bagalagunte, Bengaluru.