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Incident Worrisome Do Not Panic, Says Sheila

 New Delhi, Sep 19: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday  termed the firing on foreign tourists outside Jama Masjid here as a "very sad and worrying" incident but asserted that there was no need
PTI September 19, 2010 16:26 IST
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 New Delhi, Sep 19: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday  termed the firing on foreign tourists outside Jama Masjid here as a "very sad and worrying" incident but asserted that there was no need to panic.

"This has been a very, very sad incident...People should not panic. I am in constant touch with the Police Commissioner. The police are investigating the incident and culprits will be caught. Everything is under control," Dikshit told PTI.

She said she was sure that after the incident police will "now step up the security measures and will be more vigilant."

Asked whether she was distressed at such an incident ahead of the Commonwealth Games, she replied in the affirmative. "It is distressing as something unexpected has happened," the Chief Minister said, adding the good part was that no life has been lost.

To a question on whether the incident could be dubbed as a security scare ahead of the October 3-14 Games, Dikshit said, "This has been a very sad incident...an incident like this is something worrying but nothing to panic about."

She said it will be incorrect to presume that the two particular individuals were targeted as the attackers fired on the tourist bus.

"Lots of security measures have already been taken. But wherever there is an inadequacy about it, that hole has to be plugged," the Chief Minister said. PTI