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Security stepped up in city after terror alert

Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: June 21, 2014 2:01 am

Security was stepped up across the capital and police issued an high alert on Friday after intelligence inputs of a possible terror attack.

Barricades were placed on all major roads in the city during the day with police stopping vehicles for checks. Although senior police officers refused to come on record about a possible terror threat, the police headquarters issued a high alert across the city.

Police on Friday morning stepped up security at all vital installations in the city. Armed policemen were spotted manning the barricades and checking all vehicles passing through market areas.

Police stations in Lajpat Nagar and Kotwali, home to busy markets, were asked to be on alert.

At Central Market in Lajpat Nagar, there were regular announcements, asking shopkeepers to be alert and keep an eye out for ‘suspicious’ persons.

Security at Qutub Minar was also stepped up during the day. Police said PCR vans have been asked to increase patrolling at all major places.

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