04/05/2016 4:38 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Delhi Police Nabs 12 Suspected JeM Terrorists, Seizes Explosives

A Delhi police security barricade is placed outside a temple as Hindu devotees queue up to offer prayers on the occasion of Mahashivratri festival, in New Delhi, India, Monday, March 7, 2016. Security in the capital was beefed up with more police and paramilitary troops assigned to shopping malls, railway stations and other crowded places after officials said they received intelligence reports that around 10 suspected militants from Pakistan have entered the Indian state of Gujarat which borders Pakistan. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

NEW DELHI -- Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday lauded the Delhi Police for detaining 12 members allegedly belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror outfit.

The alleged JeM men were detained by the Delhi Police Special Cell following raids across Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in the last few days, sources said.

"The action of Delhi Police is laudable. The intelligence inputs at the local level get shared with the multi agencies centres. Moreover, we remain more alert for Delhi since it is the capital of the nation and the Delhi Police has done a good job keeping that in mind," Rijiju told mediapersons outside the Parliament.

When asked about the details provided by the intelligence agencies, Rijiju said: "The intelligence inputs can't be shared, otherwise it would create an atmosphere of fear across the nation which doesn't send good message to the people."

Earlier, around 12 alleged JeM terrorists were detained in raids conducted by the Special Cell outside Delhi and South-West Delhi following intelligence inputs on a possible terror plot.

Sources said the police have seized explosives, bomb making materials and improvised explosive devices from the spot.


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