Delhi cops on high alert ahead of Holi, election results
The alert does not specify any group, organisation or person who may be involved in plotting a terror attack, but asks the police to be extra cautious ahead of Holi celebrations and elections results of five states.delhi Updated: Mar 09, 2017 23:39 IST
Police stations across the city have put on high alert ahead in the backdrop of terror attacks in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Police sources said a note was shared with all districts asking police stations to be alert and keep eye on any suspicious movements.
The alert does not specify any group, organisation or person who may be involved in plotting a terror attack, but asks the police to be extra cautious ahead of Holi celebrations and elections results of five states.
Following the alert, security has been increased at the city’s markets and government buildings.
“It is a general alert ahead of the festival. Also the election results are due on Saturday when most market places will be crowded. We have asked all station house officers to patrol the markets and use loud speaker asking shoppers to keep an eye on suspicious objects in or near their shops,” said a police officer.
Quick Reaction Team vehicle , especially those in New Delhi area and market places, have been told to assist local police in checking all vehicles.
The Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday shot dead a gunman near Lucknow, who they claimed was a self radicalized operative of the banned Islamic State terror group. He was shot dead after a 12 hour encounter with the UP anti-terror squad. The terror suspect, Saifullah, had allegedly planted a bomb on a train between Bhopal and Ujjain.