Terror threat to Mohali's India vs Pakistan match
The India-Pakistan match to be held in Mohali in Punjab is keeping even the Delhi Police on its toes. According to recent intelligence reports, terrorists have formed several groups to launch an attack on the match.delhi Updated: Mar 27, 2011 23:20 IST
The India-Pakistan match to be held in Mohali in Punjab is keeping even the Delhi Police on its toes.
According to recent intelligence reports, terrorists have formed several groups to launch an attack on the match. About 30 small groups have been formed by terror organisations like the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Indian Mujahideen and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami.
Sources said that several meetings to arrive at the final terror module have taken place in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
The Delhi Police on its part has intensified checking at all the borders, railway stations and inter-state bus terminals.
"This is one of the safety precautions we are taking. More people have been deployed at the city borders and we have also sought cooperation from the Uttar Pradesh police," said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity, as he was not authorised to speak to the media.
The police is conducting searches in the guesthouses of areas like Paharganj and Karol Bagh. After the attack on Jama Masjid right before the Commonwealth Games last year, the police is not leaving anything to chance.
The Taj Hotel in Chandigarh's Sector 17 has already been converted into a fortress with more than 1,000 security personnel manning the whole compound.
The National Security Guard too has sent its personnel to look into the security arrangements and to provide cover to the whole match.