Ahead of Diwali, Delhi police stepped up patrols, bolstered its presence and conducted anti-sabotage checks in high-pedestrian areas in the capital, including markets and shopping malls, officials said Thursday.
Flag marches and foot patrols were conducted in the bustling market of Sarojini Nagar, which usually witnesses heavy footsteps during the holiday season, they said.
Special Police Commissioner (Law and Order) Sagar Preet Hooda said: “In view of the holiday season, we have intensified our patrols in market areas, additional police posts have also been installed and personnel have been deployed.
“From an anti-terrorist standpoint, anti-sabotage checks are being carried out to ensure that no anti-social or anti-national elements are engaged in activities that could harm someone’s life,” the officer said.
“During the holidays, we have a strong police presence. For the safety of women, we have also deployed female personnel on the ground,” he said.
All preventive measures are taken by the police to ensure a smooth Diwali that falls on October 24.
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