Intelligence agencies have issued a high alert in New Delhi and some parts of India ahead of Independence Day celebrations.
The Delhi Police is making constant attempts to ensure impregnable security in the national capital on the occasion of Independence Day, by keeping an eye on the potential terror modules and “anti-social elements” in the city, the police informed.
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and AK-47 rifles have been smuggled into the country via the India-Pakistan border, sources said.
The Delhi Police on Friday arrested six people for allegedly smuggling ammunition and in Kolkata, two Bangladeshi nationals were held for flying a drone over the Victoria Memorial ahead of Independence Day.
Around 1,000 high-specification cameras will be used to contain aerial objects, he said, adding that these cameras will be installed by the North, Central, and New Delhi district units of the city police. These cameras will also help monitor the VVIP route leading up to the Red Fort.
Delhi Police has also tightened the security and vigilance at all the eight borders of Delhi as well as the busy markets of the city, the security near the Red Fort has been beefed up with many layers of protection as the inputs received from International Border are not only specific but are considered strong enough.
For enhanced security at the Independence Day program, the police personnel has deployed an anti-drone system to ensure protection against drone attacks.
Intelligence agencies also alerted Delhi police to tighten screening during the Independence Day event at the Red Fort, where PM Modi will deliver an address.
Besides, tight security arrangements have been made at all sensitive places, including metro stations, railway stations, airports, and markets. Hotels, parking lots, and restaurants are being checked, and a verification drive of tenants and servants is being carried out, Delhi police said.