Delhi on high alert after Jaipur blasts

May 13th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A high alert was sounded in the capital Tuesday evening following a series of blasts in Jaipur. Security was beefed up at sensitive points in the national capital, especially at the Metro stations and crowded market places. “An alert has been sounded in the wake of the series of blasts in Jaipur,” Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat told IANS.

Additional police personnel were deployed along with bomb disposal squads at Delhi Metro stations, railway stations and inter-state bus terminals.

“An extra security cover has been extended to all the religious places, including the Jama Masjid, Akshardham and Iskcon temples,” the spokesman said.

Police erected road barricades at various intersections and sniffer dogs were deployed at railway stations. Metal detectors were in place at entry points in busy markets and security agencies were keeping a close watch over all VIP areas.

In Jaipur, at least six people were feared dead and 10 injured in a series of blasts at Johri Bazar, Tripolia Bazar, Manik Chowk, and Hunuman Mandir in Sanganeri Gate area of the city.

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