Sources reported that around 3,000 police will patrol the high-profile India-Pakistan World Cup semi final on Wednesday, Mar 30. An estimated 1,000 police have already descended on the luxury Hotel Taj in nearby Chandigarh where both teams are staying.
A high alert has been declared at all airports across India on grounds of terror threat. Recently, Pakistan police acting on hints from the Interpol, arrested a man plotting to attack the World Cup venues.
Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik, had confirmed that the terror outfit, Taliban is now active in India and a massive terror attack may soon assail to mar the world cup fever.
The semi-final has received a new political angle when Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has accepted the invitation sent by Manmohan Singh to watch the semi-final together.