Security protocol not being followed at three railway stations, major shopping centres: Delhi police

Three railway stations, including the one in New Delhi, and major shopping centres in the national capital are among areas where security protocol was not being followed, according to a combing exercise conducted by the Delhi Police.
In a letter sent to all district/unit DCPs on August 3, DCP (special cell) Ingit Pratap Singh said, “Keeping in view the increased threat from various terrorist groups to create disturbances during Independence Day 2022, 25 teams of Special Cell are undertaking an exercise of combing sensitive areas. During checking on July 28, several shortcomings have been noticed in various hotels, guest houses, busy markets, taxi stands, parking lots, railway stations, cyber cafes, PG accommodations, cinemas and malls.”
“It is, therefore, requested that local police officials under your jurisdiction may be advised to brief those concerned to rectify these defects accordingly and a compliance report to this effect may kindly be sent to this officer for the perusal of senior officers,” said Singh.
The police also found during the exercise that most hotels or guest houses have no doorframe metal detectors (DFMD) or guards and some even don’t have a valid licence. They also found that anti-sabotage checking was not being conducted at some of these places.
DCP (Railways) Harendra Kumar Singh said: “We have been informed by the Special Cell. Since the matter comes under different agencies, we have informed them about all the shortcomings. Immediately, strict measures have been taken and all the issues have been resolved.”