STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Terror Alert in National Capital: Police Steps up Vigil on Mahashivratri

The alert was first sounded in Gujarat on Saturday, following which four NSG teams were rushed there.

Published: 07th March 2016 12:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2016 03:03 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Security was tightened at major temples in the city today in view of Mahashivratri festival, amid a terror alert in the national capital and other major metros.

A meeting of the top brass of Delhi Police was held following which all Deputy Commissioners were instructed to heighten vigil in their districts, a day after the force received intelligence input about a potential terror strike by 10 suspected militants of LeT and JeM outfits who are believed to have entered Indian territory through Gujarat.

Police presence and patrolling around temples which were teeming with devotees, popular markets, iconic buildings and other places like metro stations, railway stations and bus terminus, which witness very high footfall, has been stepped up, a senior official said.

In view of the intelligence input, Delhi Police had yesterday heightened its vigil near iconic buildings and military installations in the national capital and security arrangements were strengthened near prominent malls, hospitals, schools and colleges in the city, a police source said.

He said the input specifically mentions about 10 militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfits who have entered into Indian territory via Gujarat and that they can carry out a terrorist strike in Delhi.

The Special Cell and Crime Branch of Delhi Police have been briefed about the input separately to ensure that activities of gangs operating in and around the city and elements with suspected terror links are monitored.

The police are also ensuring that CCTV cameras at all places with high footfall, like popular markets in the city and metro stations, are functional, the source added.

The alert was first sounded in Gujarat on Saturday, following which four NSG teams were rushed there.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp