Indian capital tightens security after terror warning by Western countries

15:38, May 02, 2010      

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The Indian capital remained under high security Sunday with thousands of police watching and guarding key installations and business and community centers, after some Western countries warned of imminent terrorist attacks in the city.

The security was tightened up Saturday after several countries, including the United States and Britain, issued advisories that terrorists may strike in New Delhi.

Police are closely watching the crowded markets in Karol Bagh, Chandni Chowk, Greater Kailash, Lajpat Nagar and Sarajini Nagar and Connaught Place.

The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs asked security agencies in Delhi to be on high alert, and advised citizens to avoid crowded places.

The terror warning came on the eve of a verdict by a special court in Mumbai on the Mumbai terror attacks case on Monday, which is expected to sentence Kasab, the lone surviving gunman in the attack, to death.

A Delhi court recently also sentenced to death three people, including two Kashmiris, for staging bombing attacks in the Indian capital in 1996.

Source: Xinhua


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