RDX-filled car in Ambala keeps city on its toes this festive season

Security beefed up at vital installations, especially city airports, following inputs from intelligence agencies about possible airborne attacks

Like every year, this Diwali too, the police will be on the look out for terror elements with renewed vigour.

Following the discovery of an Indica carrying 5 kg of RDX in Ambala, Haryana on Wednesday, the police are not discounting the possibility of a similar mode of operation to spread terror in the city.

Police have been asked to carry out surprise checks
at hotels and lodges in the city and the state

The Delhi police recovered a blue Indica in the Haryana town, loaded with 5 kg of RDX, besides detonators and timers, that could have claimed numerous lives in a crowded market place.

"Security has been beefed up outside vital installations and sensitive points in the city," said Nisar Tamboli, spokesperson for the Mumbai police.

Security has been increased at the airport, BARC, Mantralaya and RBI building.

Surprise checks
Police have been asked to carry out surprise checks at hotels and lodges in the city and the state.

Not just the city, an alert has been sounded across major cities and districts in the state, including Nashik, Pune and Nagpur, the official said.

In September, the international airport in the city was placed under a heightened security net, following inputs from central intelligence agencies about a possible airborne attack on the country's busiest airport.

Aerial attack

Earlier this month also, the Intelligence Bureau had warned the State units that a small plane could be used to carry out an airborne terror attack on the Mumbai airport.

Security agencies said a private aircraft from the Hubli airport in Karnataka could be used to carry out the attack.

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