Delhi on alert ahead of serial blasts anniversary

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 18:12

New Delhi: Unwilling to take any chance,
Delhi Police has deployed over 20,000 personnel across the
city to conduct extensive searches in the wake of heightened
threat perception ahead of the third anniversary of 2008
serial blasts tomorrow.

Already on high alert following last week`s bomb blast
outside the Delhi High Court, security has been further beefed
up in the national capital following an email which threatened
of a possible blast in a shopping mall this week.

Around 20,000 police personnel have been deployed to carry
out extensive searches on vehicles, suspicious people and
premises across the capital, a senior police official said.
The official said all precautionary measures are being
taken in view of the threat perception ahead of the third
anniversary of September 13, 2008 blasts that claimed over 20
lives.

Police have already strengthened security at shopping
malls by deploying more personnel and conducting extensive
searches.
The police official said the force is on high alert
and they had intensified patrolling and checking across the
city, including shopping malls, markets and other crowded
places.

He said more people are being deployed and shopping
mall operators have been asked to step up their security
system. They are also being periodically briefed about the
security arrangements they should make, he said.

Police have also intensified checking at border points
of the national capital.

PTI

First Published: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 18:12
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