Sleepless for Shivratri, Capital on Toes

Temples, strategic places under tight vigil amid intelligence inputs that 10 LeT, JeM terrorists have entered India from Pakistan through Gujarat

Published: 08th March 2016 04:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2016 04:30 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Amid Central intelligence agencies’ reports that 10 LeT and JeM terrorists have entered India from Pakistan through Gujarat, security has been stepped up around crowded places in the national capital.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the internal security situation of the country in Delhi,  where top security officials, including Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Director of Intelligence Bureau Dineshwar Sharma, were present. Rajnath took stock of the steps taken to prevent any possible terror attacks. The police presence and patrolling around temples, popular markets, iconic buildings and other places like metro, railway stations and bus terminuses have been enhanced.

sleep.JPGAfter the review meeting, Rajnath said that action had been taken following the intelligence inputs. “We have received some information and whatever necessary instructions had to be given have been given,” he said. Later, the Police Commissioner held a meeting of the top brass of Delhi Police, where all Deputy Commissioners were instructed to heighten vigil in their areas. The input specifically mentions 10 militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed who have entered Indian territory via Gujarat and that they can carry out terrorist strikes in Delhi.

The Special Cell and the Crime Branch of Delhi Police have been briefed about the input separately to ensure that activities of gangs operating in and around the capital city and elements with suspected terror links are monitored. The instructions were issued by top officers of the police force. As per the instructions, “High-footfall areas should be monitored and patrolled and CCTV systems will be checked and monitored regularly”.

They state that the “security of VIPs, political leaders and other threatened persons will be strengthened to prevent any untoward incident”. The police are also ensuring that CCTV cameras at all places with high footfall and metro stations are functional.


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