Headley ghost returns: Centre alerts states to tighten security

The ghost of David Headley has returned to India as the Centre has alerted states on terror strike.

Last Updated: Oct 05, 2010, 20:25 PM IST

New Delhi: The ghost of David Coleman
Headley seems to have returned to India as the Centre has
alerted all states, especially those visited by the
Pakistani-American terrorist, to tighten security to foil any
possible terror strike.

Security has also been tightened in 36 markets in the
national capital by deploying additional 1,200 paramilitary
force personnel along with Delhi Police men.
Based on specific Intelligence inputs, the Home
Ministry asked all states to heighten vigil in crowded places,
markets, religious places and all other sensitive
installations as terrorists groups might try to strike them,
sources said.

Authorities in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Goa and Delhi
have been specifically asked to take extra precautions to
guard all places where Headley had visited and did recce.

Headley, who is currently in the custody of the US,
did reconnaissance for Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba in all
places which were targeted on 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.

He had also recced several key locations in Delhi,
Pune and Ajmer.
The Home Ministry has asked the states to continue
their alertness throughout the coming major festivals like
Navratra, Durga Puja and Deepawali which attract major
gathering.

Security in Delhi markets has been beefed up as
authorities believe they continue to be vulnerable and also
terrorists may try to take advantage thinking vigil in other
public places may be laxed that due to the ongoing
Commonwealth Games.

PTI