New Delhi: A high alert was sounded in the national capital and security beefed up in vital installations including IGI airport, railway stations, Metro stations, India Gate and in major markets in the wake of a terrorist attack in Paris.
Top police officials said security has been tightened across the city following the terror strike and HIT and SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) teams have been deployed.
"A high alert was sounded in the city following the attack in Paris. We are prepared for any eventuality and our HIT and SWAT teams have been deployed at strategic locations," said a senior police official.
Security has been top notch in the city in the last one month or so after several attacks around the world and intelligence inputs which suggested that Lashkar-e-Toiba may stage a "spectacular" attack in Delhi.
Following the intelligence input that terrorists can target 5-star hotels in the city, SWAT teams have been stationed outside premier hotels while special measures were already in place to guard city schools after the terror attack on an Army school in Peshawar in Pakistan.
Police has also urged Delhiites to report any suspicious activities on terror helpline number 1090.
The police top brass has asked Special Cell and Crime Branch to further strengthen the intelligence system and keep tab on movement of suspected individuals.
Local police has been instructed to keep a tight vigil and ensure that every anti-terrorism measures were in place.