Independence Day: Security beefed up at Red Fort ahead of celebrations

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug 5 (ANI): Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations to be held at the Red Fort in the national capital on August 15th, the Delhi Police has turned the historic monument into a fortress with heavy security. All the rehearsals of the Independence Day eve are been closely supervised by the Police personnel through CCTV. Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Jatin Narwal told ANI, "The security arrangements required for the Independence Day celebrations in coordinated way are in place. Our security preparation is adequate enough to overcome any type of situation." He further said that the police department has completed the Census of Residential Verification in the entire local region. The DCP also assured tight security which would be controlled by the CCTV (Closed-circuit television) cameras. "Exact number of CCTV cameras cannot be revealed, but we have enough cameras to control to supervise the function," he added. Earlier the Delhi Police in a statement said, "It has been reported that certain criminal, anti-social elements or terrorists, inimical to India may pose a threat to the safety of the general public, dignitaries and vital installations by the use of sub-conventional aerial platforms like para-gliders, para-motors, hang-gliders, UAVs, UASs, microlight aircrafts, remotely piloted aircrafts, hot air balloons, small size powered aircrafts, quadcopters or even by para-jumping from aircraft and others." The statement further announced the prohibition of flying of such objects on the occasion of Independence Day Celebration in the national capital and doing so shall be punishable under law. The statement further read, "This order shall remain in force till October 15 unless withdrawn earlier." (ANI)