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Security tightened for Diwali

New Delhi, Nov 11, 2012, DHNS :

We are ready to face any situation, say police

City police have stepped up security measures in all major markets in the Capital ahead of the festival of lights, Diwali. A senior police official however said they were already prepared enough to deal with any situation.

“Apart from extra force, we have also posted dog squads and placed metal detectors at crowded places. Several police personnel in plain clothes are also keeping an eye on the movements of suspicious people all over the Capital,” a senior police official said.

The official said, as like every year, they are keeping a vigil round-the-clock on markets such as Chandni Chowk, Dilli Haat, Khan Market, Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, Janpath, Kamla Market, Laxmi Nagar, Nehru Place and Gaffar Market.

“Regular movement of police teams has also been arranged at the markets. Pickets and barriers are in proper place and policemen are checking visitors with the help of metal detectors. Besides, dog squads have also been directed to check crowded market places at regular intervals,” the official added.

According to sources, a dedicated team has also been formed to curb eve-teasing. It will keep an eye on eve-teasers at public places, parks and shopping malls.

Several shopkeepers at Lajpat Nagar and Connaught Place have also hired private agencies to beef up security for the shopping season.

“Though Delhi Police have assured stringent security measures, shop owners in several blocks at Connaught Place want to be doubly sure of the security arrangement and have hired private security guards for the festival season,” said Atul Bhargava, president of the New Delhi Traders’ Association.

Play safe


Discoms have also asked residents not to burst firecrackers near power installations. Damaging such infrastructure is punishable by law.

The fire department is also getting ready to respond to any emergency that may be reported during Diwali night from across the city.


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