Police steps up security at major temple on Maha Shivratri


New Delhi :-Security on Monday has been high alerted around major temples in Delhi on the occasion of Mahashivratri festival, amid a terror alert in the national.

After ending of police officers, all Deputy Commissioners were ordered to heighten vigil in their districts, a day after the force received intelligence input about a potential terror strike by 10 suspected militants of LeT along with JeM outfits who are believed to have entered Indian territory through Gujarat.

Police presence and patrolling around temples which were teeming with devotees, popular markets, iconic buildings and other places like metro stations, railway stations and bus terminus, which witness very high footfall, has been stepped up, a senior official said.

He said the input specifically mentions about 10 militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfits who have entered into Indian territory via Gujarat and that they can carry out a terrorist strike in Delhi.

The Special Cell and Crime Branch of Delhi Police have been briefed about the input separately to ensure that activities of gangs operating in and around the city and elements with suspected terror links are monitored.

The police are also ensuring that CCTV cameras at all places with high footfall, like popular markets in the city and metro stations, are working, the source added.