New Delhi/Mumbai, Apr 3 (ANI): Indian authorities are stepping up security for political leaders, fearing possible militant attacks as a general election approaches, Home Ministry officials and police said."We are aware and live to the various threats of various nature. I would not specify the nature of threats, but yes, we are receiving threats relating to security. We are receiving information regarding threats. We are taking action," said YS Dadwal, Delhi Police Commissioner.
Intelligence agencies have warned that Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi and the Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader L KAdvani, could be targets.
Meanwhile, Suprakash Chakravarty, Director General of Maharashtra police in Mumbai said he has demanded additional 30 companies of paramilitary forces from the Central Government to boost security in the state.
"We will deploy striking forces in sensitive areas. We are also receiving 30 companies of paramilitary forces from the Centre, " said Chakravarty.
But Home Minister P. Chidambaram discounted all fears saying enough security forces were placed at the disposal of the poll panel for smooth conduct of elections.
"We have placed enough security forces at the disposal of the Election Commission. The states have been sensitised to work with the Election Commission to ensure that polling takes place peacefully," he said. (ANI)