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More CISF personnel at important stations

The Central Industrial Security Force has been asked to post more personnel at all Metro stations in Delhi,following an increase in security threats.

The Central Industrial Security Force has been asked to post more personnel at all Metro stations in Delhi,following an increase in security threats.

Recently,Union Home Minister P Chidambaram had asked that the strength of the force deployed be increased from 1622 to 3200,and now the number of Quick Reaction Teams also has to be increased.

The CISF is now looking at the number of personnel needed at the sensitive as well as upcoming stations of the Delhi Metro. Rohit Katiyar,CISF spokesperson,said,“We have been planning to increase our forces for quite some time now,and with security gaining more importance in recent times,we are conducting surveys to arrive at the exact number of personnel required for deployment.”

While the number of QRTs,which comprise trained commandos equipped with AK series rifles and sniffer dogs,is to be increased,QRT personnel in plainclothes equipped with small arms and communication gadgets are also to be deployed on Metros.

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“As of now,we have a total of nearly 1,900 CISF guards deployed at Metro stations. The surveys will take another 15 days,after which the numbers deployed will be increased,” Katiyar said.

First published on: 08-04-2009 at 11:46:08 pm
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