Security upped after Pathankot attack

SWAT and quick response teams have been deployed across the city in case of an emergency

January 03, 2016 12:00 am | Updated October 18, 2016 01:04 pm IST - New Delhi

Hindu Sena activists burn an effigy of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in protest against the attack on the Pathankot airbase, at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday.Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Hindu Sena activists burn an effigy of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in protest against the attack on the Pathankot airbase, at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday.Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Security has been stepped up in the national Capital after the terror attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.

Security was significantly heightened at the airport, railway stations, bus stands, headquarters of the Navy, Army and Airforce, and important government offices.

“Vigil was also heightened in several areas including popular markets in South Delhi, Central Delhi and the VIP movement zone in Lutyen’s Delhi,” said a senior police official.

The Special Police Commissioner (Law and Order) is keeping tabs on the situation.

“Sleuths of the Crime Branch and the Delhi Police’s Special Cell have been roped in and the security unit has been asked to form a strategy in connection with potential threats to VIPs in the national Capital,” the official added.

Local police have been asked to remain vigilant, while SWAT and quick response teams have been deployed in several parts of the city in case an emergency arises, the official said.

The national Capital has been on high alert since New Year’s Eve after inputs about possible terror attacks in the country were received.

Last week, the Centre had asked all States to be on the lookout against any threats that may disrupt New Year celebrations.

In fact, NSG and SWAT commandos, along with the Delhi Police, conducted mock drills at popular malls and shopping complexes across the city on Tuesday night.

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