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Games were not under terror threat: Top cop

Despite the Ministry of Home Affairs’ (MHA) claims that the Commonwealth Games were under the shadow of terror, police commissioner YS Dadwal on Saturday said there was no specific threat to the Games.

delhi Updated: Oct 16, 2010 23:37 IST
HT Correspondent

Despite the Ministry of Home Affairs’ (MHA) claims that the Commonwealth Games were under the shadow of terror, police commissioner YS Dadwal on Saturday said there was no specific threat to the Games.

“There were no specific threats to the Games,” said Dadwal.

Besides praising Delhiites for behaving well during the Games, Dadwal also lauded his men for following “zero tolerance” policing and “courteous behaviour, come what may.”

Dadwal also said that traffic movement set an excellent example and only 2,291 people were fined in the past fortnight for driving on dedicated Games lanes.

“We had problems in uploading the data of accreditation cards and the job was being done even at the last moment before the start of the Games,” he said.

“Crime in the city was also under control, as there was a 47% drop in heinous crime cases,” said Dadwal. The total crime rate came down by 24%.

“There were technical problems such as a tyre killer being activated, injuring three Uganda nationals at the Games village. We have constituted a technical team from IIT-Roorkee to probe the glitch,” said Dadwal.

On being asked whether the police received any specific complaints regarding the ticketing issue, Dadwal said, “We have not got any specific complaint but we were observing everything and if there is a need, we will also investigate it.”