Delhi put on red alert over terror attack; 2 detained

by National | 03-10-2019 | 1122 views

Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday sounded a red alert following a category-A intelligence input regarding the presence of 3-4 terrorists planning to carry out attacks during the festive season. Following the alert, the police reportedly carried out raids at several places and detained two suspects. Meanwhile, patrolling and checking of vehicles was increased in the national capital.

A senior special cell officer, who requested anonymity, confirmed that the city police’s anti-terrorist squad recently received an alert from the central agencies.

Thereafter, the deputy commissioners of police (DCP) of all 15 districts were directed to heighten security at vital installations and ensure maximum mobility of police personnel on streets to avoid any such terror strikes.

'Apart from mobilisation of the force, anti-terrorist measures at railway stations, metro stations and places having high footfall such as markets and malls had been intensified. Footage of CCTV cameras installed at these places were being regularly examined to monitor suspicious activities. All police stations have been asked to step up patrolling and checking of vehicles in their respective areas. They have also been directed to check parking lots to spot abandoned vehicles, which the insurgents may use to carry out bomb blasts,' said the officer.

Police said that they were checking guest houses, hotels and paying guest accommodations to find suspects. Tenants and employees who recently came to the city were also being verified.

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