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Delhi police taking no chances with security for torch relay

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | April 17, 2008 11:21 IST

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The Delhi police are taking no chances with security for the Olympic torch, which is being kept at the Le Meridian hotel.

"We are keeping our fingers crossed and we are not sharing information with the media. You can see things for yourself and arrive at your own conclusion," said Assistant Commissioner of Police Rajan Bhagat.

Sources in intelligence agencies revealed that security has been beefed up after Tibetans tried to storm the Chinese Embassy yet again on Wednesday. On Wednesday night, Tibetans held noisy demonstrations outside the hotel after the Olympic torch had arrived.

In 1964, when the relay torch arrived in India, only a handful of policeman were manning the route from the airport to the place where it was kept, Gurbachan Singh Randhawa told, "It is a great honour to run for one's country, first in 1964 and many more times later on including this one".