Security has been heightened at churches in the city on Christmas eve, taking into consideration a series of untoward incidents at Christian institutes around the same time last year.
The St Sebastian Catholic Church in Dilshad Garden, our Lady of Grace Church in west Delhi’s Vikaspuri and St Alphonsa’s Church in Vasant Kunj, which have all witnessed incidents ranging from arson to burglary between last December and March this year, are among the top secured churches in the city, said a senior police official.
“All necessary arrangements have been made in and around churches and Christian institutes at other places in the city wherever gatherings are expected before and on Christmas day,” said Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat.
The churches have been put under round-the-clock security from the past few days, with personnel provided by the police stations under whose jurisdiction they come.
The security personnel are briefed by the concerned station house officers (SHOs) everyday and senior officials review the arrangements on a regular basis, an official said.