January 3, 2016 9:38:40 pm
An alert has been in the city by Mumbai Police and cops have intensified night patrolling in the wake of the terror attack at the Pathankot Air Force Base in Punjab.
“Police have started doing naka-bandi at several places in the megalopolis. Suspicious activities are being checked at railway stations, lodges and hotels,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detection) Dhananjay Kulkarni said.
Since yesterday, police have intensified the vigil and and night patrolling in the city, an official said.
At least two more terrorists were discovered at the IAF base as security forces continued their operations for the second day with military casualties mounting to seven including a Lieutenant Colonel of the NSG who died today.
Hindon Air base
Security at Hindon Air Force base on the outskirts of the national capital has been stepped up and a high alert too.
Senior Superintendent of Police Dharmendra Singh said that a combing operation was conducted in areas surrounding the Air Force station.
Hindon Air Force base is the largest air base in Asia.
“All senior police officers and personnel from various police stations were immediately summoned and a combing operation was conducted in all residential colonies and villages situated adjacent to the Air Force station’s boundary wall fencing,” Singh said.
Elaborating the security measures, the SSP said that an Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) has been established between civil police and the Hindon Air Force base officers under supervision of city Superintendent of Police Ajay Pal Sharma.
Briefing about the protocol, SP (city) Sharma said that a hotline will be established between Hindon Air base and police control room to ease communications in case of any emergency.
Not only Mumbai and Hindon Air Force base, security is also tightened at Mudhurai airport. Visitors entry has been banned for almost a week.
The airport has been put under a five-tier security arrangement and visitors entry banned for six days from Sunday, police said.
Apart from the existing three tier-security provided by the CISF personnel, Tamil Nadu police would man the outer ring
of the airport and surroundings.
Police have requested the people in and around the vicinity of the airport to inform them if they notice any suspicious movement of strangers.
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