An alert about the presence of suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed modules in the national capital had the Delhi Police conducting searches in different areas all of Wednesday (2 October) night, finally taking two persons into custody.
Teams of the Delhi Police Special Cell and the Crime Branch carried out the all-night search operation in 15 districts of the city till 5 am on Thursday.
The areas seached inluded Zafrabad, Seelampur and Welcome Colony in Northeast; Jamia Nagar and Okhla in South; Chandni Chowk, Chitli Kabar and Chandni Mahal in Old Delhi; several areas in East Delhi; and illegal colonies on the Yamuna Bank.
A top Delhi Police official said, "We had the information that some Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists have sneaked into Delhi. So the Special Cell was involved in the search operation, otherwise the local police could have easily nabbed the criminals."
After the night-long operation, two persons have been detained and are being questioned, said police sources.
(With inputs from IANS)
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