Amid terror threats, police tighten capital’s security

Police, along with the National Security Guard, conducted two anti-terror drills on Friday between 7 am to 10 pm at Hauz Khas Market and Khan market, said a senior officer.

By: Express News Service | Delhi | Updated: January 23, 2016 9:40 am
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With Republic Day next week and terror threats being received from various outfits, the Delhi Police have increased security and are conducting mock drills in various areas.

Police, along with the National Security Guard, conducted two anti-terror drills on Friday between 7 am to 10 pm at Hauz Khas Market and Khan market, said a senior officer.

Following inputs from intelligence agencies, security has been increased in crowded places including markets, tourists spots and shopping malls.

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In the past few weeks, the Delhi Police has arrested suspected terrorists from Delhi, Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh and Roorkee in Uttarakhand.
Police is also taking the help of paramilitary forces and is deploying the personnel at prominent locations in the capital.

“After the terror attack on a Pakistani university earlier this week, security around educational institutions has also been tightened,” said a senior officer, adding that vigil has been increased in the border areas of the city.

“We conducted mock drills in the Arts faculty, North Campus, between 2.30 pm and 4 pm to check our preparedness for terror attacks. The same was conducted at ISBT Kashmere Gate,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Madhur Verma.

Meanwhile, police has increased security at South district’s Sarojini Nagar market which was rocked by blasts in 2005.

Police inducted 60 volunteers into its service scheme to monitor the market.

“These volunteers will also help track any threats in the area,” said a police officer.

Metro service on Republic Day

Schedules for Line 2 (HUDA City Centre – Jahangirpuri), Line 3 (Noida City Centre – Dwarka Sector 21), Line 4 ( Yamuna Bank to Vaishali) have been partially modified

Entry and exit to Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan Metro stations will be closed from 6 am-12 pm

Patel Chowk and Race Course Metro stations will be closed from 8:45 am-12 pm

Central Secretariat station will only be used for interchange of passengers

Services at Mandi House and Pragati Maidan Metro stations will be stopped from 10:45 am-11:45 am

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