Just days ahead of a scheduled official visit by Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton to India, police have uncovered a possible plot involving Pakistani militants who may launch a terror attack in Mumbai.
Indian authorities were able to get details of a vehicle that can possibly be involved in the plotted attacks. It is said to be a Swift Dzire car that has the license plate JK-01 AB-2654. It is believed that three Pakistani militants may have managed to cross the border into India using the said the car.
Moreover, the vehicle is believed to be carrying explosives. At the same time, authorities believed that these heavily armed men possess suicide belts aside from guns and ammunition. They are likely to target heavily populated areas such as Mumbai, Delhi or India.
According to a report from Express, Punjab police have issued a statement saying that “strict checking of vehicles” is recommended. Moreover, they are looking to secure several crowded public places, including malls, market areas, railway stations, railway tracks and educational institutions.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are scheduled to embark on their official visits to both India and Bhutan from April 10 to 16. Upon arrival, they will head to the Taj Palace Hotel where the royal couple will be staying. Their stay represents the Duke and Duchess support for the hotel following the deadly attacks that occurred here and throughout Mumbai in November 2008.
Upon their arrival, they will also lay a wreath at a memorial inside the Taj Palace Hotel.
Meanwhile, the rest of their visit to India will include a visit to the Oval Maidan, the Banganga Water Tank, the India Gate , the Gandhi Smriti and the Kaziranga National Park. They will then fly to Bhutan on April 14. This marks the Duke and Duchess’ first visit to either country.