Karkardooma turns into fortress
The Karkardooma court complex turned into a fortress on Wednesday following inputs that Khalistani militants have conducted a reconnaissance of all district courts in the Capital.delhi Updated: Oct 19, 2011 23:46 IST
The Karkardooma court complex turned into a fortress on Wednesday following inputs that Khalistani militants have conducted a reconnaissance of all district courts in the Capital.
Former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar, an accused in an anti-Sikh riot case of 1984, was to be produced before the court on Wednesday.
Senior officers, however, denied the input and claimed that the exercise was part of the general strengthening of security apparatus of the court complex in the backdrop of Delhi High Court blasts.
Kumar arrived at the court around 2pm with his lawyer and supporters and left after half an hour.
Besides re-enforcing vehicle and baggage-checking, the deployment of police personnel had also been intensified, said a senior police officer. More than 50 police personnel were deployed at the entry gate of the Karkardooma court complex. Of the three gates in the complex, only one was used for facilitating entry to the court complex, while the other two were only for exit purposes.
“Quick Reaction Teams and eight SWAT commandos were deployed in the complex. All police personnel were instructed to conduct a thorough checking of vehicles and baggage belonging to visitors. It was a routine checking of the preparedness of our force after the high court blast. We have not received any inputs about any terror attack,” said the senior police officer.