New Delhi: With the 19th anniversary of demolition of the disputed Babri Mosque clashing with Muharram on Tuesday, security has been beefed up in the national capital.
 
The police have been ordered to keep its guard on high alert while the intelligence agencies has also been set active as a precautionary measure.  Bomb squads and dog squads are also deployed in crowded markets and prominent sites.

According to the police sources, with recent arrest of Indian Mujahideen terrorists, the intelligence agencies are on high alert. It is believed, some suspected terrorists might be hiding in the metro.

The interrogations of Delhi based Mohammad Irshad Khan arrested in Chennai have pointed to a possible attack on December 6 and New Year. However, the Delhi police refused to comment in this regard.

According to a police official, “Quick Response Teams (QRT) will be deployed in major crowded and prominent places, railway stations and bus stations.”

The team equipped with all high-tech weapons will keep an eye on people and suspected objects while the bomb squad and dog squad will also be involved in extensive search operations.

Jama Masjid, Jamia and Seelampur in north-east Delhi have been kept on high alert while the police intelligence unit will also remain active in the area.

The police officials are also collaborating with the civil societies to avert any unfortunate incident. 

JPN/Bureau