New Delhi: The Delhi Police have taken down the posters of two alleged Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists. The posters were plastered across the national capital. The police sprung into action after a Pakistani university claimed that they were its students and had never visited India.

The police had prima facie believed that the two Pakistanis were part of a terror module, about to carry out a terror strike Delhi. After receiving the information, the Special Cell, the anti-terror unit of Delhi Police, circulated the poster showing two men leaning against a milestone, which reads: “Firozpur 9 km, Delhi 360 km”.

The poster also had a message saying that if citizens spotted these men, they should alert the police immediately. The contact details of the station house officer of Paharganj police station were provided. 

However, the poster did not claim that the two men were terrorists.

Mufti Zahid, administrator of Jamia Imdadia in Pakistan’s Faisalabad city, on November 26, identified the men as Nadeem and Tayyab. According to reports, they were students of his seminary and never visited India.

Jamia is Arabic for a mosque or university.

“In a press conference where the two boys were also present, Mufti Zahid said both of them were students of the seminary for the last couple of years. He said both had visited Lahore some days ago to attend the Tablighi congregation at Raiwind and then went to Ganda Singh border to watch the flag-lowering ceremony. He said they had taken pictures along a milestone which showed the distance to Delhi and Ferozepur and shared a picture on the social media (sic),” a report by Pakistani newspaper The Dawn read. 

Once alerted, the Delhi Police immediately took down the posters. However, Delhi Police public relation officer, deputy commissioner of police Madhur Verma said that classified input shared by the superior agencies, whose credibility was not doubted.

“Agencies concerned had conveyed to us that these two men could create trouble and because we wanted to sensitise people in a specific area, the posters were put up. Posters were removed after the purpose was served. Such inputs are meant for a specific time duration and a particular area. It is a usual exercise,” DCP Verma said, according to Hindustan Times.