Delhi police issues high alert fearing terror attacks

22 Jan 2016 | Written by Anupa ; Edited by Vaneet Randhawa

Amid several alerts, Delhi Police had sent out an advisory with photographs and taxi details to track the accused involved in the hijacked Pathankot driver's murder.

The Centre asked the police to be prepared to foil any attempt by terrorists till the Republic Day.

Police have restricted visitors from India Gate and Rajpath and general security has been tightened across the country.

In context: High alert in Delhi before Republic day

14 Jan 2016Three unidentified men behind Kangra driver's murder

The CCTV footages of Gaggal Chowk showed three men boarding Vijay Kumar's taxi on 14 January.

The other taxi drivers informed police that the three 'unidentified' men came to hire a taxi to Pathankot and Vijay agreed to drop them at a relatively low fare.

After waiting for the whole night for him to return, Vijay's uncle filed a missing report for his nephew.

20 Jan 2016Taxi driver's dead body recovered, car still missing

ASP Kangra- Vijay Saklani, reported that Vijay Kumar was found dead near a nullah on Shimla-Pathankot highway on 20 January.

The Kangra police had sent three separate teams to Hoshiarpur district and Pathankot and Lakhanpur in J&K to trace those accused for the murder.

Saklani suspected that the accused took the taxi to Talwara in Punjab through an isolated route.

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Police fears a repeat of the Pathankot incident

Pathankot Police fears a repeat of the Pathankot incident

The Police feared a re-run of the terrorist attack on the Pathankot airbase on 2nd January.

Like the recent Pathankot murder case, the Pathankot airbase attack started with an abduction of the Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police along with his cook and a friend.

The investigating agency had moved the court for conducting a lie-detector on the SP for further NIA investigation.

Other Other threats looming over the Republic day celebrations

PM Modi had received a threat letter from the Islamic State warning him against a probable terror attack for the ban of cow-slaughter.

Defence Minister Parikkar dismissed the threat as it was issued on a 50-paise postcard but investigations were made by ATS.

Another letter was sent to the French Consulate demanding that the French President cancel his Republic day visit to India.

22 Jan 2016Delhi police issues high alert fearing terror attacks

Revised security measures for Republic Day

Delhi Police had increased the number of buildings to be sanitised for higher security threats this year. Extra paramilitary forces were deployed in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru for the safety of the French President.
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23 Jan 2016CIA chips in for Hollande security before R-Day

Ahead of French President Francois Hollande's visit, the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has decided to help the Indian government with security measures.

The Haryana police have been asked to submit crime status report for "Gurgaon, Faridabad and other adjoining districts" as part of measures to strengthen Hollande's security.

Special vigil is being maintained around the Aravelli hills known for criminal activities.