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Snatching a cause of concern as ASEAN summit begins today

New Delhi: Snatching might rather sound strange to most, but what will worry Delhi Police most during high-the profile visit of ASEAN leaders on Friday in the city is not just the threat of terrorists but also those gangs of snatchers as well.
To keep a tab on the street crimes like pickpocketing and snatching, Delhi Police is now heightening the security of those areas where the delegates of different ASEAN countries will visit including the centre where Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit will be held.
Speaking to the Millennium Post, a senior police officer said that after witnessing the incident of snatching with Ukrainian ambassador to India few months back, Delhi police did not want to leave any stone unturned for security.
The officier further said field personnel are closely monitoring the street crimes and negligence on their part would not be tolerated.
According to police, different DCPs will be taking care of the security arrangements for the delegates of different countries who will be participating in the ASEAN summit.
With district police, the law enforcement agencies including elite teams of Special Cell and Crime Branch officials are also on alert and they have also prepared a list of criminals and keeping a tab on their movements.
"Delhi Police also made security arrangements to the places where the delegates will visit and added that traffic police will make sure about a hassle-free movement of the vehicles in the area," said Deputy Commissioner of Police and Public Relations Officer, Madhur Verma.
The Police also stepped up security in market areas, religious places, malls and metro and railway stations.
Senior police officials of various police units also are maintaining utmost vigil and keep a "sharp eye for suspected persons/articles and vehicles" and conduct proper frisking and checking of vehicles and persons.
The metro police have also increased the security checks in different metro stations in view of the upcoming Republic Day.
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