Police vigil beefed up at Metro, railway stations
NEW DELHI: From Metro stations to railway yards in the Capital; Delhi Police will be on their toes at all places on Monday, when a special CBI will announce the quantum of punishment to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a 2002 rape case.
To prevent untoward incidents, security at the border areas and posh south Delhi colonies has also been beefed up.
Senior police officials, including Joint Commissioners of Police, will be present in their respective areas to monitor the situation personally at regular intervals.
Commissioner Amulya Patnaik has been keeping tab on security arrangements in all 13 districts of the Capital city.
Police sources told Millennium Post that maximum security has been deployed at nearly 25-30 Metro stations, identified as 'sensitive' spots.
Moreover, police personnel are now traveling inside Metro trains in plainclothes.
"We have stepped up the security arrangements at Metro stations and regular patrolling is going on inside and outside of stations to avert any kind of incident," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Metro) Pankaj Singh.
Delhi has a total of 45 railway stations, most of which have yards where vigilance has been tightened.
Apart from Railway Protection Force, city police are also patrolling these yards.
Police sources claimed that if cops were to see a suspicious person standing in the area, they will be questioned.
This comes in the wake of the incident at Anand Vihar railway station, where two bogies parked in the yard were set afire.
DCP (Railway) Perwaiz Ahmed said that security has also been tightened in small stations and round-the-clock patrolling being conducted at all railway stations.
Sources further said that policemen deployed at these sites were prohibiting assembling or gathering of people.
Posh residential colonies of south Delhi are also under tight security, with teams from 16 police stations in the district patrolling their respective areas.
DCP (South) Ishwar Singh said that security has been heightened at prominent markets, bus terminals and bus stands in the district.
"We are not taking any chances. All police stations will remain on high alert and every area in the district is been monitored properly," said Singh.
Talking about the bordering areas of the Capital, officials assured they have made adequete security arrangements.
In Krishna Nagar area of Shahdara district – where a dera (camp) of the convicted self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is located – police have deployed maximum security.
"Level of alertness is high in our district. 24 hours patrolling is going on and security will remain tight," said Nupur Prasad, DCP (Shahdara).
Personnel from the Crime Branch of Delhi Police have also been patrolling sensitive areas.
Additionally, cops also staged flag marches in various parts.
The DCPs, alongwith senior police officials and patrolling parties, have reportedly been undertaking the marches to bring a sense of security amongst residents of the city. Anti-riot teams have also been parading the streets.