CWG attractive target for terrorists; no need to panic: Sheila Dikshit

Terrorists will try to destabilise the country and stop the holding of Commonwealth Games in Delhi, which has become an "attractive" target for them but there is no need to panic, Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit said on Sunday.

Updated: May 03, 2010, 00:32 AM IST

New Delhi: Terrorists will try to destabilise
the country and stop the holding of Commonwealth Games in
Delhi, which has become an "attractive" target for them but
there is no need to panic, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
said on Sunday.

"Nobody`s life will come to a standstill. And certainly
no panic should be there. Of course the police, the Home
Ministry and Lt Governor are doing their best and they are
doing their work (on this matter)," she said.

Her comments come in the backdrop of US, UK and Australia
warning about "imminent terror attacks" in tourist-hubs in the
capital.

"Look I will tell you that Commonwealth Games would be
an attractive target for them (terrorists). The aim of
terrorists is to destabilise the country and show that the
government cannot hold the Commonwealth games, Dikshit said to a news agency.

Lt Governor Tejindar Khanna, when asked whether people
should stay indoors, replied, "Nobody is saying that people
should stay at home. Because that would be, I think, just
acting out of fear psychosis."

The US, UK and Australia yesterday issued advisories,
warning of "imminent" terror attacks in the capital,
particularly in market places like Connaught Place, Greater
Kailash and Chandni Chowk.

The national capital today remained under a security
blanket in the wake of alerts of "imminent" terror strikes,
with Delhi Police deploying a major chunk of its manpower on
the streets and crowded commercial centres.

PTI