30 Sep 2010

Unprecedented number of police officers in Delhi for Games

6:41 am on 30 September 2010

Close to 100 thousand police officers have been deployed in the streets Delhi, as Indian officials step up their fight to make sure the remainder of the Commonwealth Games is incident free.

Officials have also put fighter jets on standby, and brought in langur monkeys to scare off other wildlife, in order to help protect the largest international sporting event ever held in the city.

Several athletes, including Australian world champion Dani Samuels, have already pulled out because of security concerns.

But the Delhi police spokesman, Rajan Bhagat, says they have no concerns about safety because of the elaborate security arrangements, and says they're ready to meet any kind of eventuality.