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Delhi police on high alert to thwart any terror attacks

delhi Updated: Jul 27, 2008 16:36 IST

Around 3,000 additional police personnel were on Sunday deployed in the national capital which is put on high alert following the serial blasts in Ahmedabad that killed 45 people and left at least 160 injured.

The decision to deploy more forces was taken after reviewing the security situation in the city, Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat told PTI.

"We have deployed an additional 3,000 personnel in the city to ensure foolproof security. However, there is nothing to panic," he said.

Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil had chaired a meeting this morning to review the security across the country in which the situation in Delhi was also discussed.

Delhi Police Commissioner YS Dadwal is constantly reviewing the security situation and had a meeting with senior officials this afternoon.

Police have also appealed citizens to report any suspicious movement or object to its nearest staff or at emergency call numbers.

"There is no need for people to panic," the spokesman said.

The police have beefed up the security in almost all crowded places and deployed extra personnel to ensure people's safety.

Security checks at railway stations, cinema halls, railway stations and metro stations have been stepped up, Bhagat said.