Thursday, January 26, 2006

India's Republic Day security overkills

  • Hijack plot by ‘pregnant’ woman worries police

Look what the Delhi Police have as specific leads on terror attacks on Republic Day: Female suicide bombers planning an attack and one ‘pregnant’ woman plotting to hijack a plane. The threats are listed in a special cell booklet. According to one input, two female suicide bombers are staying in a rented place in Bhogal near Nizammuddin Aulia. In the city on the pretext of selling shawls, the women are staying with a militant with the alias Pintoji. The police have stepped up tenant verification in the area. According to another input, seven “highly motivated” militants of the Lashkar-e-Tayyeba have entered the Capital. They are probably staying in Najafgarh....more in HT

  • India turns fortress, security on alert

Security is on an all-time high and police patrols are on at all state borders and national highways as India celebrates its 57th Republic Day. Major airports across the country are on high alert and all borders leading to New Delhi are being manned by a contingent of police. Vehicles coming from adjoining areas like Ghaziabad, Noida and Gurgaon were being subjected to extensive searches. Similar is the situation across the country and in Jammu and Kashmir, even women are being frisked - the first time ever - as an extended security measure. Security measures have been tightened in all the Eastern and North Eastern states in view of the strike and boycott calls by different rebel groups and Naxals. Official sources said a special alert had been sounded for the states sharing border with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan....more in IBN Live


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