Chandigarh police taking no chances for R-Day function

January 22nd, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Indicating “general threats” to the Republic Day celebrations here, the police Thursday said elaborate security arrangements were being made ahead of the Jan 26 function in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.”We have received some general threats but there is no specific one from any proclaimed terrorist outfit. We are keeping a close tab to check against any suspicious person coming to the city from outside, especially from Punjab and Kashmir,” Senior Superintendent of Police S.S. Srivastava told mediapersons here.

Talking about their preparation for the official function, Srivastava said, “We have identified various sensitive and vulnerable places in the city. More police personnel are deployed at bordering areas and at the police posts of the suburbs on the outskirts of the city. Late night and early morning checks are carried out at these suburbs.”

The Chandigarh police Thursday added six more police control room (PCR) vehicles to their fleet, raising the total number to 74.

Srivastava said the police were also in close coordination with the intelligence agencies for their inputs.

The police have, meanwhile, asked all hotels in the city to install CCTV cameras at key places in their premises within a week.

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