Spl Task Force for Commonwealth Games security

Spl Task Force for Commonwealth Games security

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has decided to create a Special Task Force (STF) for the overall security of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Village and sports venues, considering the vulnerability of the National Capital Region.

“The STF would be created from out of the existing resources of Delhi Police for overall security and traffic management," Home Ministry sources said today.

They said there would be proper coordination between the STF, venue security and Delhi Police for intelligence sharing, reinforcement of human and material sources.

The STF also might have to deal with sudden contingency situations requiring assistance of other civic agencies, central police forces or crisis management centres, they said.

Considering the security scenario of the national capital and the forthcoming Games, the sources pointed out that crowded places of Delhi were the prime targets for terrorist activities.

Since the Delhi Metro could be one of the major targets, security was being tightened at all the stations, they said.