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Red alert: Buildings around Parl under security threat

Red alert: Buildings around Parl under security threat
It’s going to be a ‘searching time’ for those attending or visiting offices located in the buildings around the Parliament House.
‘In view of the threat inputs received from different agencies, there is a need for stringent security measures to be adopted so as to avoid any untoward incident during Parliament session. You are requested to get each and every person entering the building searched and frisked thoroughly,’ said a police advisory issued on the eve of the commencement of the monsoon session of Parliament.

The advisory has been issued to six buildings including Rail Bhawan, Reserve Bank of India, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj and All India Radio.
It also cautioned people that government vehicles and uniforms can be used to carry out an attack. ‘It is further reiterated that the anti-national elements may use government vehicles/uniforms to reach their targets. The aspect needs to be borne in mind and proper precautionary steps to be taken, devised to nullify the apprehension,’ the advisory said.

In the advisory, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) SBS Tyagi has not only asked the security officer of these buildings to control and regulate entry of people into the building premises but also asked them to either close or properly guard any doors and windows which are towards the Parliament House.

When asked about the threat inputs, a senior police official refused to divulge the details. The monsoon session of Parliament begins on Monday.

Police have also beefed up security in view of Independence Day celebrations. ‘The advisory has been issued keeping in mind that anti-national elements are always in the lookout for doing something spectacular. Carrying out an attack at the Parliament or in its close vicinity when it is in session and the Independence Day celebrations are round the corner, provides them that opportunity,’ the official said. 
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