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Terror alert: Delhi Police steps up vigil on Mahashivratri

delhi Updated: Mar 07, 2016 17:32 IST
Terror alert

A policeman stands guard outside the Laxmi Narayan Temple in New Delhi.(File Photo)

Intelligence inputs shared by Pakistan about a possible terrorist attack prompted the Delhi Police to increase security at major temples on the occasion of Mahashivratri.

During a meeting, all deputy police commissioners were instructed to heighten vigil in their districts, a day after the force received intelligence input about a an attack by 10 terrorists of LeT and JeM who are believed to have entered Indian territory through Gujarat.

Police presence and patrolling around temples which were teeming with devotees, popular markets, iconic buildings and other places like metro stations, railway stations and bus terminus, has been stepped up, police said.

The special cell and crime branch have been briefed about the input separately to ensure that activities of gangs operating in and around the city and elements with suspected terror links are monitored.

The police are also ensuring that CCTV cameras at all places with high footfall are functional. The alert was first sounded in Gujarat on Saturday, following which four NSG teams were rushed there.