Security tightened, 4,000 cops deployed
Over 4,000 policemen along with criminal investigation department (CID), intelligence and anti-sabotage teams, will ensure foolproof security to French President François Hollande, who will be in the city on Sunday.
A delegation of officials from France and Special Protection Group (SPG) visited the city to oversee the security arrangements and also held a meeting with UT adviser Vijay Dev on Thursday.
Sources say the city police have deployed a team of 35 cops of the intelligence wing between the Chandigarh airport and Sector 17, Chandigarh. The UT police have also taken assistance from the Punjab and Haryana police.
On Wednesday, a 12-member French delegation, including the country’s ambassador to India, reached the city and held a meeting with senior police officials, including the deputy inspector general of police and senior superintendent of police. The delegation initially visited the Air Force station where the French President’s plane will land.
Though the exact schedule and route plan of the French President’s visit is yet to be made public, sources said that during his short but significant visit, Hollande will visit Capitol Complex, Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, Government Museum and Tagore Theatre.