High alert across India ; security in foreign missions tightened

Saturday, Nov 14, 2015,15:15 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | India was put on high alert today following a series of terror attacks in France in which at least 120 people were killed and police and state governments have been asked to beef up security including at all foreign embassies and consulates.

Security has been especially tightened in the diplomatic enclave and other crucial locations including the Indira Gandhi International airport, railway stations, metro network and bus terminals in Delhi. Vigil is being kept around prominent hotels, malls and markets in the city, a senior police official said.
Security is being upgraded in and around crowded markets in the city and office buildings in the Lutyen’s Zone which house offices of several ministries. In Maharashtra, security was cranked up around major establishments across various cities including Mumbai which has been targeted by terrorists.

All police units have been asked to review and access control measures at places with heavy footfall, Director General of Police, Maharashtra, Praveen Dixit said. Owners and managers of such places have also been asked to do mock drills to avoid any possible untoward incidents, Dixit said.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deven Bharti has said security has been beefed up in Mumbai, the country’s financial capital. Though we always remain alert, in wake of the attacks in Paris, security has been beefed up across the city.

Officials concerned have been asked to remain more vigilant, he said. Security at major railway stations, airports, commercial establishments like shopping malls, theatres has been stepped up, another senior officer of Mumbai Police said.