Naxal threat: CRPF HQ, Chief’s security beefed up

Intelligence inputs have said armed Maoists have entered the national capital and are meeting here to storm these locations around the Independence Day on August 15.

New Delhi: The security of CRPF
headquarters here as well the residence of its Chief K Vijay
Kumar was beefed up after an anonymous letter claimed about
100 armed Maoists will attack these two locations.

The letter to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in this
regard had been received by the operations unit of the force
recently.

Intelligence inputs have said armed Maoists have entered
the national capital and are meeting here to storm these
locations around the Independence Day on August 15.

The force, which has been fighting Naxals, has since
fortified its security at these locations with commandos armed
with the more sophisticated assault rifles.

According to sources, the force also informed the
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which looks after
the security of the CGO complex where the 5-storey
headquarters of CRPF is located.

The inputs said armed Maoists would carry out the strike
wearing "police uniforms" to avenge the killing of top Naxal
leader Azad by security forces in Andhra Pradesh last year.

The force has deployed Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) close
to the force headquarters, residence of CRPF Director General
K Vijay Kumar, staff office of the DG and the vehicle parking
of the force in CGO complex.

Sources also said all IPS officers and officers of other
ranks have been asked to take due caution while commuting
during official assignments.

The Delhi Police has been informed to keep a watch on
any suspicious movement related to Naxals, the sources said.

PTI