Intelligence agencies have warned of a possible attack in Delhi by a Canadian-Indian Sikh woman member of the Islamic State and her associates.
An alert has been issued to airports in the country as well as other prominent establishments in Delhi for the 35-year-old woman.
Her name and other details have not been revealed for operational reasons.
Security officials inspecting luggage at the Delhi airport. Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
The NIA, which has arrested 25 people linked to the barbaric terror group, is a part of the investigation. Indian intelligence agencies were informed of the intentions of the ISIS members by their counterparts in the West. The agencies believe that some of the members are already in Delhi.
It is the first time that a Sikh woman has been associated with the Islamic State, which follows the Wahabi school of Sunni Islam.
According to a report, the woman’s passport will expire in December 2016. One must note here that Canada is the last bastion of Khalistani separatists.
India has been facing the threat from Islamic State for quite some time now. It began with three Kalyan youth, one of whom – Arib Majeed – returned.
According to reports, as many as 20 youth may have joined the Islamic State. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had acknowledged that some Indians living in Gulf countries were increasingly getting drawn to the ISIS ideology.