Delhi firing: Security agencies in Kolkata put on alert

The security has been beefed up in the metropolis following the firing incident near the historic Jama Masjid in Delhi today.

Kolkata: The security has been beefed up in
the metropolis following the firing incident near the historic
Jama Masjid in Delhi today.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Headquarters) Jawed Shamim
told reporters after a high-level meeting here that though
there was no specific threat, all divisional deputy
commissioners and concerned officers had been instructed to
increase vigil in crowded places.

"Security will be reviewed at shopping malls, market
places, hotels, restaurants and guest houses. All entry and
exit points of the city are put on alert and special checking
will be conducted in the places where footfall is high,"
Shamim said.

He said that special attention would be given to the
places in the city where the presence of foreign tourists is
high, like religious places and places of interest.

"Keeping in view the scheduled September 24 verdict on
the Ayodhya title suit, security would be strengthened in
areas dominated by minorities," Shamim said.

Two men on a motorcycle fired several rounds on a tourist
vehicle near the historic Jama Masjid in the walled city,
injuring two Taiwanese nationals.

The two bikers reportedly fired 7-8 rounds on the
stationary vehicle adjacent to Gate No 3 of the mosque and 100
metres away from the house of Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari at
around 11.10 AM.

PTI

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