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Delhi can be a terror target: intelligence

Security has been stepped up in the Capital after Delhi Police receives inputs about a possible terror strike.
PTI | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2008 05:05 PM IST

Security in the national capital was stepped up on Monday after police received intelligence inputs about militant outfits planning terror strike in the city.

"We received an input that some militant outfits are planning to create terror in the national capital by targeting some prominent locations and based on that we have taken necessary security precautions," Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Karnal Singh told PTI.

The input was of general nature but police has stepped up security in Delhi so as not to take any chance, Singh said.

Following the intelligence warning, Police Commissioner YS Dadwal has issued orders for mounting vigil at all major markets and other crowded places, including malls, railway stations, Delhi Metro and bus stands.

Police presence at these places has been increased, a senior police official said, adding patrolling has also been stepped up.

"There is nothing to panic. Personnel have been alerted. We are keeping a close watch," the official said.

Vigil has also been increased on Delhi's entry points, with Delhi Police officials maintaining a close coordination with their counterparts of neighbouring states.

A close watch is also being kept at cyber cafes and their owners have been asked to maintain a list of their customers along with server logs, the official said, adding that dealers providing mobile phone connections have been asked to maintain a list of their customers.

Last month, police had received inputs that some Kashmir-based militant outfit was planning to blow up Akshardham temple in east Delhi.

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