Security tightened around Israel mission

Security tightened around Israel mission

Three days after the terror attack on an Israel embassy car, the Delhi Police has beefed up security for the mission and its employees, besides initiating steps to upgrade existing safety measures.

“A joint meeting of the police and intelligence agencies reviewed the security of the embassy and the diplomats,” Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Dharmendra Kumar told Deccan Herald here on Wednesday.

Senior government sources disclosed that Israeli embassy too sought enhanced security.
“We have told them their request would be met,” the sources added. Police have deputed security personnel outside the embassy and on its periphery.  “Quick reaction teams of commandos armed with sophisticated weapons to counter any attack have been stationed where a cluster of diplomats reside,” Kumar added.

Police in four mobile vans are keeping a vigil on any suspicious movement of vehicles or people in the area, besides stepped up patrolling.

“A designated Assistant Commissioner of Police rank officer will supervise the whole security activity in the area,” said Kumar. He added that they have also provided escort to a few embassy officials. The embassy has been advised not to park cars in the open.
The embassy will have a three-tier security at all entry and exit points. Police have also beefed up security at  places where Israelis frequently visits.

Asked if the police have advised the Israel diplomats not to use their official vehicles, Kumar said, “No. It is Israel embassy’s advice. They too take various security measures.”
Police sources revealed that the movement of all staff to the airport and embassy will be decided in advance.

An unidentified motorcyclist attached an improvised explosive magnetic device to an Israeli embassy car, which exploded and injured four people.