Red Alert Across Delhi Metro network: Security stepped up at IGI Airport: On Wednesday evening,the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation(DMRC) declared a “red alert” across its network, in the wake of intensified tension among India and Pakistan, calling for extra attentiveness and security checks.
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The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is the paramilitary force that is responsible for Metro security. The CISF will frisk travellers two times before letting entry to the network. It has also positioned officers in plain clothes at station sites.
The CISF said that they have paced up the watch at areas nearby metro stations adjacent to VVIP areas and at stations such as Chandni Chowk, New Delhi railway station and Kashmiri Gate, which observe a dense crowd.
A CISF officer to the media said, “We are repeatedly sanitising the metro stations with the help of our dog squads and bomb detection teams. CCTV operators have been asked to keep eye on any suspicious activity and inform the armed quick reaction teams as and when required”.
A senior metro official said that however this is not the first case in point when a “red alert” has been announced, but talking about this time the intensity of security checks is unmatched this time.
Security at the airport has also been paced up. Another CISF officer from the airport said, “Our anti-terror teams are on alert and quick reaction teams are patrolling the air side as well as the city side. Additional pickets have been raised and every vehicle in the vicinity of the airport is being thoroughly checked”.
Sudhir Kumar, inspector general NCR of the CISF also said that the force retains extraordinary security round the year. “We would not like to comment on the security matter,” he said.
The DMRC said that entire station supervisors have been headed to inspect for any doubtful movement or any objects or items inside the station and train, nearby the platform or even around the exits of the stations. The DMRC spokesperson said, “The entire city is under security alert and we have been advised by security agencies to take these precautions for the safety of all the passengers and employees. Safety of passengers is of utmost importance to us”.
On 14th February 2019, 40 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed when a bus was torn through in a fidayeen attack (suicide attack) in which they were travelling in. The incident took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed the responsibility for the disgraceful attack on CRPF jawans. After the attack there was a lot of aggression among the people in India and they accused Pakistan for this occurrence as for not taking any strict actions against the terrorist groups whose major camps are situated in Pakistan including Jaish-e-Mohammed.
Tensions between both the nation rises up and after Indian Armed Force on 26 February 2019, at around 3:30 early morning attacked the Jaish-e-Mohammed camps by crossing Line of Control, the tensions rises more than before between India and Pakistan. 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force dropped 1,000 kg bombs on terror camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen.