VIP areas including India Gate, Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan will be watched very closely.Following intelligence inputs, the Delhi Police have put the capital on high alert. Increased deployment of armed police in crowded areas along with redeployment of PCR vans and strict watch over strategic and sensitive areas have been ordered, sources said.
“After developments in Srinagar, some intelligence inputs were received. On the basis of that, the capital has been put on high alert. It is just a precautionary measure to ensure security. We have decided to increase the number of pickets guarding several areas, night visibility of police personnel and patrolling rounds in all areas. Close watch over sensitive areas will also be ensured. For this, all units of the district police, the para military force, SWAT teams and the reserved force have been engaged,” sources said.
Police said orders have been sent out to re-deploy PCR vans and increase patrolling in all areas.
“The CCTV cameras installed in market places, malls and Metro stations have been checked to see that they are functioning properly. VIP areas including India Gate, Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan will be watched very closely. Armed policemen will be deployed at all strategic locations and all the station house officers have been asked to prepare a daily report about security arrangements of their areas,” a police officer said.