No terror threat to Delhi Games, says Chidambaram

first_imgChristy Fernandez (Centre), Secretary to President of India, CWG OC Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, Games mascot Shera and other officials holding the Queen’s baton during the relay at Raisina Hill in New Delhi on Friday, October 1 2010. PTIGovernment on Friday dismissed as “baseless” reports of terror threat to the Commonwealth Games, saying people should go for enjoying the sporting extravaganza without fear.Reacting to a report that terror outfit ‘Brigade 313’ was to target the Games, Home Minister P Chidambaram said there was no basis to believe it as the report was based on an old input which was recycled.”There is no basis that Brigade 313 or (Pak-based wanted terrorist) Ilyas Kashmiri are targeting the Commonwealth Games…. Kindly turn your attention towards the game…enjoy the Games,” he said.The Home Minister said security for the Commonwealth Games was reviewed from time to time and around 5,000 personnel of Central paramilitary forces have been deployed for the Games which include BSF, CRPF and CISF.Commerce Minister Anand Sharma inspects CWG VillageCommerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Friday visited the Commonwealth Games Village to take stock of preparations and facilities for the national and international athletes.”I visited the Village and spoke to various team officials. I went to residential complexes and saw all the facilities there. They are excellent and all athletes are happy. Nobody is complaining,” Sharma told PTI.”All athletes and international delegates have especially appreciated the quality of food being given to them. The dining hall is huge,” Sharma said.advertisementDelhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Lt. Governor Tejender Khanna had also visisted the Village.Over 6,000 athletes from a total of 71 countries are participating in the fortnight-long sporting event scheduled to begin from Sunday.With inputs from PTIlast_img

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