Terror organisations allegedly conducted a reconnaissance of the city’s renowned venue Wankhede Stadium and Trident Hotel ahead of the IPL 2022 season, according to Mumbai Police.
The IPL 2022 will be held in Maharashtra, with 55 league matches taking place over three venues in Mumbai and 15 matches taking place in Pune.
Terror Threats To IPL Games Are False, According To Mumbai Police
According to a press source, some terror organisations did a reconnaissance of Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium and Trident Hotel, and the municipal police contacted the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The police have said that there are heavy police presences at both the stadium and the hotel where the players are staying.
According to The New Indian Express, DCP (Operations) Sanjay Latkar issued a notice saying, “At this time, no input or information has been received from any organisation regarding a recce being carried out by any terror group on Hotel Trident, Wankhede Stadium, and the route between these two places.”
The rumour of a terror threat on Ipl is false: Commissioner of Police of Mumbai
According to the sources, the Maharashtra ATS was initially notified of the incident by a suspect, and the agency quickly contacted the police. The storey was denied by the Mumbai Police Commissioner, who advised the public not to trust it.
“Security for the stadiums and teams has been provided by around 600 police officers, including 100 policemen. “Among them are six SRPF platoons and 100 special force troops,” a senior police official said, adding that the deployed staff would be commanded by Additional Commissioner (South Region) Dilip Sawant.
The IPL 2022 league stage would be conducted at three venues: Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, and Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy (Navi Mumbai). The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune will host the last 15 matches.