No two-wheelers in Modi-Hollande’s security arrangement
ecurity agencies will not use motorcycles during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande to Gurgaon on Monday after cops failed to trace a police bike stolen ten days ago67th Republic Day Updated: Jan 25, 2016 13:45 IST
Security agencies will not use motorcycles during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande to Gurgaon on Monday after cops failed to trace a police bike stolen ten days ago.
Fearing that the two-wheeler might be misused for terror activities, the police department has also informed Delhi police about the revision in security arrangement during the VVIP visit.
The bike — a yellow coloured TVS Apache (HR-26 CQ-1796) —went missing from the constable Pradeep’s house in Hans Enclave on the intervening night of January 15-16. Having failed to trace the vehicle all these days, an FIR was lodged at the Sadar police station last week.
It was the second police vehicle stolen in NCR after a top cop’s SUV was stolen outside his house in Noida earlier this month.
Given the high-profile visits and with the Republic Day just round the corner, the Gurgaon police are taking no chances, more so because a Punjab police top cop’s car was used to get past the checkpoints during the terrorist attack on Pathankot air base earlier this month, hence the revision in security plan for the day.
“No two-wheelers will be used in the security arrangement of the VIP’s. There will be no riders deployed on the route,” said deputy commissioner of police crime (DCP East), Balbir Singh.
The two leaders will be at the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) located on the Gurgaon-Faridabad Expressway to lay the foundation stone of the interim secretariat of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
Gurgaon has been on high alert ahead of the VVIP visit that will be followed by the Republic Day on Tuesday. A suspected al-Qaeda operative was nabbed by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police from neighbouring Mewat district last week, besides a threat of IS operatives planning to attack NCR Malls.
The district administration of Gurgaon has already imposed Section 144 in a radius of 2,000 metres from the venue at NISE.