The city police have taken a slew of measures to ensure fool-proof security in the wake of an alleged threat from terror outfit Indian Mujahideen ahead of the Republic Day celebrations.
The police have not only alerted all hotels in the city but also kicked off a massive combing operation in search of illegal migrants in slum clusters, hotels and guesthouses.
Gurgaon police commissioner KK Sindhu said, “We have deployed our teams around the city and special checks have started since Monday. Though there is no threat but we want people to feel safe in the city.”
Combing operations have started from Monday in all slum areas and other places.
The police have been on alert mode after a threat mail supposedly from Indian Mujahideen was received to Leela Kempinski Hotel on Sunday.
Apart from conducting surprise checks in guesthouses, the police have issued instructions to guesthouse owners to keep identity proofs and a photograph of each visitor.
Police stations have also started verification of tenants in their respective areas.
Many house owners, despite repeated awareness programmes, do not take interest in verifying their tenants, police said.
Police teams have also been conducting raids on the basis of tip-offs to nab illegal arm dealers and suppliers.
“The mail was sent to Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, Delhi Police commissioner and Delhi hotels. The same mail was forwarded to the security officer of Leela Kempinski here in Ambience Mall,” said DCP (east) Maheshwar Dayal.
The cyber crime branch is investigating the case.
The IP address of the sender has been traced in West Bengal. A Haryana police team visited a cyber cafe in Behala and seized the hard disk of the computer from which the email was sent.
A total of 53 PCR vans and 45 riders have been deployed in double shifts.
All the 23 police stations have been given instructions for 100% deployment and to increase night patrolling in their areas.
Police teams in civil dress have also been deployed.