Delhi Police Strengthen Security, Including Counterterrorism Measures Ahead of Holiday Season



New Delhi [India], Oct 14 (ANI): Ahead of the holiday season, Delhi police have stepped up security, including counterterrorism measures in central Delhi and the nation’s Connaught Place district.

“In view of the holiday season, we have stepped up counterterrorism measures,” said Deepak Yadav, Delhi Police Commissioner, New Delhi.

Police also monitor markets, check domestic tenants, check used car dealers, which are also carried out by the police, the DCP added.

“A regular security audit is carried out in the New Delhi district,” according to the DCP.

The DCP also called on the population to coordinate the security check.

The move comes after Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana held a meeting with senior officials here on Saturday and discussed counterterrorism measures following a terrorist attack in the nation’s capital during the holiday season.

At the meeting, Asthana gave instructions to start a campaign to check tenants and workers.

With a focus on community policing, the police will also organize meetings with resident welfare associations, Aman committees and coordinate with ‘eye and ear program’ stakeholders such as hawkers and the gardians.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Delhi Police Special Cell foiled a grand terrorist plan with the arrest of a Pakistani national from Laxmi Nagar and seized an AK-47 rifle in his possession. (ANI)


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