Amid tension at Line of Control, security heightened in capital
New Delhi: In the wake of a tense situation prevailing along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan, the security has been heightened at the busy markets and public places in the national Capital. Meanwhile, the security of all the railway and metro stations were also beefed.
According to police, they are on alert to avert any attack. On Tuesday, the Delhi Police Commissioner reviewed the anti-terror measures in all the 15 districts and asked the DCPs to heightened their vigil on respective areas.
Security officials have tightened the security of important offices, including the Prime Minister's Office and the Defence Ministry.
According to the senior officer, after Pulwama attack, the security was heightened in the Capital.
According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), as advised by security agencies, red alert has been sounded in the entire DMRC network from 6 pm onwards Wednesday. Under Red Alert, all station controllers are required to inspect entire station premises for any suspicious items, activity including parking lots and report to the Control Centre every two hours. In the districts, senior officers including SHOs, ACPs have been told to set up checkpoints at all important routes, conduct strict vehicle inspections and take suitable countermeasures for all the sensitive locations.
According to the Railway Protection Force (RPF), they have heightened the security in all 45 railway stations in Delhi. "We have told all staffs to remain on alert as the railways are most sensitive and vulnerable," added RPF official. The foot patrolling near the tracks have been increased in order to make sure nothing suspicious activity happens there.
Meanwhile, the sleuths of Crime Branch and Special Cell are also maintaining vigil in the city. In January, Special Cell of Delhi Police had apprehended Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants including juvenile from Shopian District of Jammu and Kashmir. Last year Special Cell arrested three militants affiliated to ISJK from Srinagar before they tried to lob a grenade at the police party.
In the year 2018, more than18 lakh vehicles checked by Delhi Police in 14 districts.
The law enforcement agency deployed over 900 pickets at strategic locations in national Capital to curb the movements of criminals with the firearms.