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Security up in Delhi, UP after IB inputs
Tribune News Service & PTI

New Delhi, February 18
After receiving intelligence inputs regarding some terrorist outfits planning to strike in the city, the Delhi police beefed up security in the capital today.

"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 said.

However, the police has denied any high alert in Delhi. “There is no alert in the city,” said Rajan Bhagat, spokesperson, Delhi police. “We have just increased the security after the input.”

According to police sources, the information received is vague and without any mention of probable targets and outfits. “It was a vague input. We are just reassuring ourselves as we do not want to take any risk,” said Bhagat.

“Security has been increased at crowded areas of the capital with concentration on railway stations, bus stands and metro stations,” he said. Police presence at these places has been increased, a senior police official said, adding patrolling has also been stepped up.

The Delhi police has also requested the residents to be alert. “They should be alert against any strange item or person but we would also ask them not to panic as we would take care of their security,” he added.

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

Lucknow: Following Intelligence Bureau inputs of a possible terror attack, security has been stepped up at important places in the state including the capital Lucknow today.

Sniffers dogs and the anti-bomb squad were pressed into service at busy places like Allahabad High Court as well as the court's Lucknow Bench, Charbagh railway station and bus stations. Deployment has been strengthened at all vital installations and busy shopping malls and the airport.

However, ADG, Law and Order, Brij Lal described it as a routine drill. Assuring that there was no reason to panic, he said that the drill included the High Courts, shrines at Varanasi, Mathura and Ayodhya as well as the Taj Mahal besides Lucknow.



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