Sources added that Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar issued a notice at 4pm on Friday, directing all officers across ranks to report to work at their assigned duty spots at 9am on Saturday.
Usually, Saturday and Sunday is off for senior officers but for the next two days, all of them have been asked to report to work. Also, policemen who are currently on leave have been asked to join work by Saturday. The order issued by the top cop stands till further orders.
The New Delhi area, where protesters gathered in large numbers, will again be turned into a fortress. Deployment of the force in the area has been finalised. Apart from New Delhi, police will be on law and order duty in all sensitive areas prone to any kind of protest from early morning.
Senior police officers believe that this order will continue till the conclusion of the Republic Day celebrations on January 26.