Delhi, neighbouring cities under threat: IG
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 22:03
Chandigarh: National capital Delhi and prominent cities around it, including Chandigarh, are under threat of possible terror strikes, a senior police officer said here Thursday.

Answering questions at a media conference here, Chandigarh IG P K Srivastava said, "There are intelligence inputs on possible terror strikes in Delhi and prominent cities around it."

He, however, assured that the police had tightened its security in the city and has been sensitising all sections of society on possible terror strike.

Srivastava, who was accompanied by top police brass including city SSP Naunihal Singh, said that police is keeping a close watch on purchase of Ammonium Nitrate in the region.

"It has come to light that Ammonium Nitrate is abundantly used by local modules in the country for causing terror strikes," he said.

Since Punjab and Haryana are agrarian states and Ammonium Nitrate is largely used in fertilizers and manures here, the Chandigarh police will coordinate with the neighbouring states to track bulk purchase of Ammonium Nitrate by individuals, he added.

He said that the city police had procured four Electronic Vaver Devices (EVDs) which are being used in the city to detect materials used in bomb explosions, including RDX and Ammonium Nitrate.

Besides, dog squads are being pressed into service to check any eventuality, he said adding that "dogs are more capable" to sniff bomb devices.


First Published: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 22:03

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