Capital on high alert
After specific inputs have been shared by the intelligence agencies, the security has been tightened at all the sensitive areas across the city.
According to sources, the specific input shared by several security agencies says that there is a high possibility that this time the terror outfits who have revived themselves could hijack an aircraft.
“All the domestic and international airports are on high alert and a special instruction has been given to all state police to keep a tight vigil on the movement of aircraft,” the source added.
“The other input also reveals that the terror outfits are planning Parliament-like attack yet again,” he added. It is important to mention that Parliament attack in 2001 took place during NDA government. “Security has been increased near Parliament, Raj Path, India Gate and the Lutyens’ Zone. Also, the personal security of the politicians, who are found to be on the target of the terror outfits, have been increased,” a source said.
Not only this. Another input suggests that Akshardham Temple in Delhi is also the target of the terror outfit. According to sources, the terror outfit who have targeted Akshardham Temple have already done a recce.
“The outfit is planning to attack the temple using parachute bomb as the security near the temple is very tight as a result of which manual attack or a Fidayeen attack is not possible. The concerned agencies have been informed about the input and they are likely to use drones to keep a vigil in the area,” the source added.
Apart from acting on these specific inputs, security was beefed up in vital installations including railway stations, metro stations, busy public places including crowded markets and shopping malls. Throughout the day, commuters also witnessed long traffic snarls at border areas as the police were checking each and every vehicle carefully.
Meanwhile, a burst tyre near Parliament also triggered panic and reports of an attack with security presence beefed up in the area but Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat confirmed there was no firing at Vijay Chowk near Parliament.