Security was stepped up in Delhi and a high alert was issued after police received a phone call warning of a bomb being kept in a train on Sunday, a day after an air force base in Punjab’s Pathankot was ambushed by heavily armed terrorists believed to be from Pakistan.
There were speculations that two terrorists had entered Delhi, though police said they didn’t have any such input. Senior officials, however, said they were taking no chances.
Four terrorists, allegedly from Pakistan-based JeM, were killed by defence forces on Saturday. Intelligence agencies suspect six terrorists had entered Pathankot.
Police stations have been asked to step up security and conduct stringent checks outside malls and markets. At India Gate, senior officers held a meeting with policemen personnel on the measures to counter a terror attack. Similar briefings were also held at Qutub Minar and other vital installations across the city.
A senior official said police conducted over 20 mock drills to check their preparedness for a terror attack over the last few days.
“Our SWAT teams are prepared to handle any situation. We planned our mock drills for all kinds of terror attacks. We urge citizens to be vigilant and report if they suspect anything or anyone,” said an officer.