Police conducted mock drill in Jahangirpuri but were clueless about terrorists’ presence: Sources


NEW DELHI: The arrest of two suspected Khalistani terrorists from the Jahangirpuri on Thursday (January 12), the place the North-West Delhi Police had carried out a mock drill on January 6, has raised questions over the police train, sources stated.

The Particular Cell which arrested the alleged terrorists additionally recovered two hand grenades from the realm primarily based on the disclosures made by the arrested duo.

The sources stated that this exhibits a failure of policing within the space.

Earlier, a mock drill was carried out in Jahangirpuri in September final 12 months. The train had reportedly alerted the alleged PFI members residing within the space, whereas the NIA selected to not conduct a single raid there regardless of finishing up related workout routines throughout the nation.

On Thursday, the Particular Cell had arrested Jagjit Singh alias Jagga and Naushad, who’ve been despatched to 14-day police remand. On Friday night time, the police recovered two hand grenades primarily based on their disclosures.

Although the police had carried out a mock drill within the space as not too long ago as on January 6, however unusually they’d no clue in regards to the presence of hand grenades or alleged terrorists residing there.

In September final 12 months, the police had carried out a mock drill within the space, when the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) was planning to conduct nationwide raids in opposition to the now-banned PFI members’ hideouts.

The anti-riot mock drill was carried out on September 22 to point out the preparedness of the police. The sources at the moment had claimed that the timing of the drill had alerted the accused PFI members who fled from the realm.

Whereas the NIA had carried out nationwide raids, it did not conduct a single raid within the Jahangirpuri space, which raised fairly a number of eyebrows.

The SOPs had been additionally allegedly not adopted throughout the mock drill.

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