Tihar Jaill Security Beefed Up after Possible Terror Strike in Delhi


New Delhi, Dec 19: The security of important structures and institutions has been beefed up in the national capital including the Tihar Central Jail after the terror strikes rocked Sydney and Pakistan.

The Delhi Police on Friday have tightened the security of Tihar jail following the intelligence inputs that the prison may be targeted by the terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) to free the terrorists lodged there.

The prison, which has already a three-layer security apparatus, was enhanced further following the inputs. The Delhi Police are on high alert and keeping a vigil on all important transit routes after a recent Home Ministry advisory alerting about a possible LeT strike in the city.

As many hardcore terrorists are lodged in the Tihar, its security remains our priority; said Mukesh Prasad, DIG, Tihar Jail said yesterday, adding, "Following the high alert in the capital, the security of the jail has been increased by several notches. No risk will be taken as far as the security of the inmates and the prison is concerned".

Reports said that the LeT may carry out strikes on the jail to release several Pakistani terrorists lodged in the jail. Tihar Jail currently houses many terrorists and politicians. Ex-Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala and Sahara chief Subrata Roy are amongst other high-profile personalities currently lodged in the high-security prison.

Sources said that the police chief along with other senior Delhi Police officials attended a meeting at Home Ministry in the afternoon where they briefed ministry officials about security arrangements at important institutions in the city including schools, 5 star hotels, malls, cafes among others.

Delhi Police have already issued a set of guidelines to schools and colleges and SHOs yesterday visited education institutes in their jurisdiction areas and met authorities to discuss security measures.

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