Police allays security concerns over CWG, Hockey World Cup
Delhi Police today allayed security concerns over the World Cup Hockey tournament to be held here this month and Commonwealth Games in October, saying adequate safety measures were being taken.delhi Updated: Feb 16, 2010 16:13 IST
Delhi Police today allayed security concerns over the World Cup Hockey tournament to be held here this month and Commonwealth Games in October, saying adequate safety measures were being taken.
City Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal's assurance came against the backdrop of terror attack in Pune and reports that
Delhi could also be targeted.
"All security arrangements have been made for the World Cup Hockey and Commonwealth Games....We see no threat to the
Commonwealth Games," Dadwal told reporters here on the sidelines of a function.
He was responding to a question whether there is any security threat to the Commonwealth Games and World Cup Hockey in the backdrop of the terror attack in Pune which claimed nine lives.
The World Cup hockey will be held at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium near India Gate from February 28 to March 12 in which 12 teams including hockey majors India, Pakistan, Germany, Australia and the Netherlands.
71 countries will participate in the Commonwealth Games to be held in various stadia here.
The renewed security concern over the sporting events came following a speech by Hafiz Abdur Rahman Makki, leader of
terror outfit amalgam Jamaat-ul-Dawah, in which he named Pune, Delhi and Kanpur as "fair targets" of jehadis.
Among them, Pune has already witnessed a bomb blast.