New Delhi: Delhi Police is taking all the necessary steps to ensure security in the national capital in the wake of the recent terror strikes in Peshawar and Sydney.
Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi assured that the city is safe and his force is on a high alert to thwart any possible eventuality.
"Delhi Police always keeps the surrounding environment in mind and we are totally alert and necessary steps are being taken," said Bassi.
Asked about the specific instructions given to school authorities in this regard, Bassi said that necessary instructions to whoever concerned have been given.
Sources said that the police chief along with other senior Delhi Police officials attended a meeting at Home Ministry in the afternoon where they briefed ministry officials about security arrangements at important installations in the city including schools, 5 star hotels, malls, cafes among others.
Delhi Police has already issued a set of guidelines to schools and colleges and SHOs today visited education institutes in their jurisdiction areas and met authorities to discuss security measures.
In the guidelines issued to the educational institutions, they were asked to keep their gates shut when they have students inside, deploy guards and allow entry to people only after proper verification. PCR vans have been positioned close to prominent schools and colleges in the city and beat constables will also patrol the area.
"It was a cafe in Sydney and a school in Peshawar. Terrorists may target anything at any place. We are not taking chances and security has been tightened at all important installations like schools, colleges, embassies, metro stations, 5 star hotels, crowded markets in south and central Delhi, airport, malls, cafes among others," said a senior police official.