With a number of festivals and Independence Day ahead, security has been stepped up in Delhi. Delhi Police and paramilitary forces were out on the roads on Sunday checking vehicles and conducting searches.
Five patrolling squads of the Border Security Force (BSF) and four companies of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed at strategic points in the Capital.
“With festivals like Raksha Bandhan, Shabbe Barat, Janmashthami coming up and most importantly Independence Day, we have stepped up vigil across the city,” said Rajan Bhagat, spokesman, Delhi Police.
Security was tightened near Rajiv Chowk Metro Station with Delhi Police personnel and PCR vans stationed outside all entry and exit points.
“We are working in sync with the paramilitary forces to ensure that no security lapse takes place in Central Delhi,” said a Delhi Police official who was not authorized to speak to the media.
The Red Fort area has been divided into three priority zones with patrolling squads stationed at a distance of 100 metres from each other.
“We have specially been instructed to crack down on vehicles parked in an unauthorised manner,” said a BSF officer.
A senior Archaeological Survey of India official said security arrangement had been tightened inside the complex too.