Pathankot impact: Parliament security reviewed by Speaker

In the wake of Pathankot Air base attack, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today asked security agencies in Parliament to maintain high alert as she took stock of the protective measures at the complex which has already been targeted 14 years back.

Mahajan had an hour-long meeting with senior officials of the CRPF, Delhi Police, Parliament’s Watch-and-Ward and Intelligence Bureau to review the security systems in place, Parliament sources said.

She told these agencies to maintain high alert in the wake of Pathankot attack and also in view of the upcoming Republic Day celebrations, the sources said.

During the meeting, it was felt that the security forces deployed in the complex were adequate but they need to be alert, the sources said.

Six terrorists attacked the Air base in Pathankot on last Saturday and it took the security forces more than four days to neutralise them.

Parliament has already faced a terror attack. Five terrorists stormed the complex on December 13, 2001 but were eliminated in an intense gunfight.

Since then, security has been beefed up manifold with installation of various latest protective gadgets. (AGENCIES)

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