In the wake of the terror strike in Paris two days ago, the Delhi Police have been keeping a close vigil on key buildings in the national capital. Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung also reviewed security arrangements during a meeting attended by top Delhi Police officials Sunday.
A senior police officer said security has been stepped up in the diplomatic enclave in Lutyens’ zone, especially outside the Embassy of France in Chanakyapuri, at the international and domestic terminals of Indira Gandhi Airport, and at all railway stations and bus terminals.
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“We are on alert and have taken adequate measures to deal with any emergency,” said the officer, adding that the Special Cell — the counter-terrorism unit of Delhi Police — and the Crime Branch have been kept in the loop.
Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said, “A tight vigil is being maintained by police around prominent hotels, shopping malls, markets and other crowded places in the city. Patrolling has been stepped up and additional force deployed at sensitive spots. Quick Reaction Teams have also been kept on standby.”
He added that the arrangements also include activating the police’s ‘eyes-and-ears’ scheme, intensifying picket duty at borders and ensuring adequate anti-terror measures.
Special security and traffic arrangements have already been made in view of the International Trade Fair being held at Pragati Maidan, he said.
In July this year, the Special Cell had registered an FIR against “unknown persons” who allegedly belong to the ISIS, based on inputs given by intelligence agencies.
Sunday’s meeting was attended by Special Commissioners in Delhi Police, Deepak Mishra (Law and Order), Dharmendra Kumar (Special Unit), Vimla Mehra (Administration), Arvind Deep (Special Cell), Balaji Srivastava (Intelligence), Sundari Nanda (Operations) and Muktesh Chander (Traffic), among others.