New Delhi: After the bomb blast in a car of an Israeli diplomat in the vicinity of Prime Minister’s residence, security agencies are having sleepless nights as the blast has raised a question mark on the security measure provided to VIPs in the city. The Home Ministry is planning to issue new directives in the context of beefing up security to high profile people.

According to a senior official of the Home Ministry, there is no provision of keeping a close watch on moving vehicles of VIPs, except for the Z and Z plus security ring. Therefore these vehicles can easily be targeted by magnet bombs.

He said, “The law enforcement agencies escorting VIPs have been asked for suggestions in this regard after which detailed instructions will be issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.”

Meanwhile, the National Security Guard (NSG), which is responsible for ensuring security to 19 VVIPs including the Prime Minister, has decided to include new guidelines in its standard operating procedure (SOP).

A senior officer of security agencies said, “Although it is the first time that a sticky bomb has been used for terror attack in India, one cannot ignore the possibilities of its use by anti-India terror groups in the future.”
He added, “It is easy for terror groups linked to al-Qaeda and supported by the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI to acquire the technique of sticky bombs.”