Police chief praises his men
Delhi Police Commissioner YS Dadwal said the sporting extravaganza will progress and culminate amid a foolproof security blanket.delhi Updated: Oct 09, 2010 23:56 IST
Delhi Police Commissioner YS Dadwal said the sporting extravaganza will progress and culminate amid a foolproof security blanket.
Dadwal, who is in charge of the overall security for the Games, said his men have been putting extra hours and working 24x7 to accomplish the job.
“Our forces are doing a good job. Their moral is high and we are confident that we will ensure and deliver a safe and secure Commonwealth Games,” Dadwal said at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee swimming complex on Saturday.
More than a lakh security personnel are securing the Games including about 175 companies (17,500 personnel) of paramilitary forces, 3,000 commandos, 100 anti-sabotage teams, 200 dogs and 15 bomb disposal squads.
Besides, about 150 personnel of the Delhi Police's Special Weapons and Tactics Team have been trained by the Indian Air Force and the National Security Guard to shoot down suspicious manned and unmanned “flying objects”.
“Our men are not getting leave. They are putting in extra hours. But everyone is energetic and doing a fabulous job including the paramilitary forces,” he said. The Commonwealth Games will end on October 14.