The National Capital has been put on high alert following the serial blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad over the weekend. At least 3,000 additional security personnel have been deployed after rounds of brainstorming sessions and top-level meetings on Sunday.
Top Delhi Police officers chalked out a strategy to pre-empt any terror strike in the city and increase security in all sensitive areas. The heightened alert also comes in backdrop of the Kanwarias, Lord Shiva's devotees, thronging the city, said an officer.
Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said these were just proactive measures and there was no need for panic. "Residents need not be worried as we do not have any specific threat to the city. These measures have been taken after reviewing the security situation." The forces were mobilised after Commissioner YS Dadwal convened a meeting of top officers at his residence on Saturday evening and another one on Sunday afternoon.
With bicycles emerging as the inconspicuous carriers of the deadly explosives in the recent serial bombings, the Delhi Police have also decided to keep an eye on cycle sellers. "There will be increased checks on cycle sellers, cyber cafes and guesthouses. We will hold meetings with market associations and RWAs (Residents Welfare Associations)," said an officer.