Following Amritsar attack, security heightened in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi: Following the grenade attack on a religious congregation in the outskirts of Amritsar on Sunday, security has been beefed up at Nirankari Bhawans in Delhi-NCR.
Delhi Police said it has intensified patrolling in areas near gurudwaras to avert any untoward incident.
Additional PRO of Delhi Police Anil Mittal told Millennium Post they are on high alert and intensive patrolling is going on in the city.
All senior police officials, including Joint Commissioners, are regularly monitoring the situation in their respective areas regularly.
Sources said that as soon as news of the Amritsar bombing came out, the Deputy Commissioners contacted all station house officers and told them to beef up security in their areas.
Sources added that all senior officers, including SHOs and ACPs, have been asked to set up checkpoints at all important routes, conduct strict vehicle inspections and take suitable countermeasures for all sensitive locations.
The New Delhi area is among the districts where massive police presence was seen on the streets, along with stringent checking of vehicles.
"Border patrolling and checking has also been intensified and the vehicles entering the national Capital are being checked by police personnel who are at the border," said a senior police officer.
Sources added that the SHOs have also been directed to visit gurudwaras in their area to ensure that adequate security is place inside and outside these religious places.
Motorcycle patrolling has also been increased near such areas and maximum number of force have been deployed at Metro and railway stations.
Three persons were killed and 20 injured in a grenade attack on a religious congregation in the outskirts of Amritsar on Sunday, an incident which the police are treating as a terrorist act.
The incident took place inside the Nirankari Bhavan at Adliwal village near Amritsar's Rajasansi. A religious congregation of the Nirankaris was taking place inside the Bhawan at the time of the incident.
Meanwhile, in Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad districts, high alert has been declared as a precautionary measure to ensure security of citizens, However, no threats have been received by cops.
Rajeev Kumar Singh, circle officer-II, Gautam Buddh Nagar said, "Alert has been issued in the district, especially in shopping complexes, malls and other public places."
"A general alert has been issued in Ghaziabad. SHOs in all police stations have been directed to alert local police and to check security in public and sensitive places," said Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (City), Ghaziabad.