Four-layer security for three-day visit
A policeman will be deployed every 10 meters on the route of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's cavalcade when he lands in Delhi on Wednesday on a three-day visit. HT reports.delhi Updated: Dec 15, 2010 10:10 IST
A policeman will be deployed every 10 meters on the route of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's cavalcade when he lands in Delhi on Wednesday on a three-day visit.
Police said a four-layer security has been put in place to secure the Chinese Premier and the delegates accompanying him.
The Taj Palace Hotel on Sardar Patel Marg, where he is scheduled to put up, has been turned into a fortress with the SWAT commandos of Special Cell standing guard along with other security personnel.
Police said Wen's security cordon will be similar to that of US President Barack Obama.
Officials from Ministry of State Security of the People's Republic of China - the Chinese intelligence agency -are already in the city to take stock of the arrangements.
The local police will also keep a watch on people so that no shoe-hurling incident takes place. For this, CCTV cameras have also been installed at the venues. Besides Delhi Police, forces from the National Security Guards (NSG) and other paramilitary staff will be deployed to guard his entourage.
"Anticipating disruption by Tibetan activists, he has been given as close a protection as possible. All his routes and place of stay have been sanitized," said a senior police officer.