Sajjan’s security tightened,cops point to threats

Central agencies have written to the Delhi Police at least thrice in the last two weeks to review the security of Congress politician Sajjan Kumar.

Written by Prawesh Lama | New Delhi | Published:May 4, 2012 1:33 am

Central agencies have written to the Delhi Police at least thrice in the last two weeks to review the security of Congress politician Sajjan Kumar,an accused in the 1984 Sikh riots case. The Delhi Police is now increasing manpower assigned to guard Sajjan Kumar.

Sources said that in the last few weeks,central agencies had intercepted information of possible assassination attempts on Sajjan Kumar. Following the inputs being deemed “very serious” by the agencies,they issued an advisory asking police to review the security provided to Sajjan Kumar.

Sources said several ACP-level officers,along with numerous inspectors,will now be assigned to Sajjan’s security team. “There were a few specific inputs about various groups planning an attack on Sajjan Kumar. According to the tip-off by the agencies,the threats were very specific and the level of threat is very high. Police will now have to provide additional security on the days of hearing in court,” said a source.

The Delhi Police has assigned Sajjan Kumar Z-plus security. The Delhi police is also planning to clear the route which Sajjan Kumar will be taking to enter the court. “The area ACPs,along with other officers,will be present when he enters the court. He will be taken through a much safer route,which will not have crowds,” said the source.

In January too,the Delhi Police had received inputs following which it urged the sessions court of Karkardooma to transfer the court proceedings to a more secure premises.

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