Mumbai: Against the backdrop of intelligence
inputs that terror groups might target the World Cup cricket
matches in India, Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik
on Wednesday inspected the renovated Wankhede stadium.
Patnaik, Joint Police Commissioner (Law and Order)
Rajnish Seth, Additional Police Commissioner Naval Bajaj and
others today inspected the stadium.
Deputy Police Commissioner Rajkumar Vhatkar said the
police were leaving no stone unturned to ensure tight
"We are receiving intelligence inputs regularly that some
terror outfits may try to disrupt the World Cup matches. We
are doing our best to ensure that there will not be any
untoward incident," Vhatkar said.
Vhtakar said "there are some sleeper cells of the terror
group (Indian Mujahideen) involved in Pune`s German Bakery
blast who are planning to strike not only during the matches
but at any opportune time."
On March 13 and 18, New Zealand will play Canada and Sri
Lanka respectively while the final would be played at the
stadium on April 2.
The Canadian squad arrived here today and checked into
the iconic Taj Mahal Hotel which had been targeted by
terrorists during the 26/11 terror attack.
New Zealand cricket team would reach Mumbai tonight and
check into the same hotel, a senior police official said,
adding "the Commissioner would also review security
arrangements made for the cricketers inside the Taj hotel."
An advisory by the Union Home Ministry said terror
groups Al-Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Indian Mujahideen are
looking for opportunities to target the ongoing World Cup
cricket matches in India and vital oil installations along the