The Delhi Police arrested two persons, including a juvenile, in the wee hours of Sunday following a brief exchange of fire near the 3rd Pushta, Metro Yard, in North-East Delhi.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made by Delhi Police in the national capital for smooth and peaceful celebration of 77th Independence Day celebrations on August 15.
Over 40,000 security personnel, anti-drone radars, anti-aircraft guns, facial recognition closed circuit TV cameras, and sealed borders are among the security arrangements which have been made in the national capital in view of the Independence Day.
Expecting a record turnout of around 30,000 attendees, including VIPs and VVIPs, Delhi Police has increased patrolling and checking of vehicles.
Security planning consists of multi-layered security cover that involves coordination among various security agencies. The National Security Guard (NSG), Special Protection Group (SPG), Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Delhi Police are working together to ensure a safe environment. Paramilitary forces have encircled the Red Fort for a 200-meter radius, while the Delhi Police is taking care of the remaining areas.
Sharpshooters with snipers will be stationed on rooftops in the vicinity of the Fort, while helicopters will fly overhead.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the national flag from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort on Tuesday morning to a 21-gun salute and then address the nation.
The programme is scheduled to commence at 9 am and will continue until noon. Till then, the area will be under complete vigil and strictly a no-fly zone, prohibiting any kind of air balloon, drones and others. Kite-flying will be allowed (above Red Fort) after the culmination of the programme, Delhi Police said.
Previously, Delhi Police had issued an order restricting the flying of para-gliders, para-motors, hang-gliders, UAVs, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), microlight aircraft, remotely piloted aircraft, hot air balloons, small-sized powered aircraft, quadcopters or para-jumping from aircraft in the national capital from July 22 to August 16.
The Delhi Police order said offenders will be punishable under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.
The Delhi Police have stepped up checks, and security measures across the city and have imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC near areas such as Rajghat, ITO and Red Fort.
“In view of Independence Day celebrations, Section 144 of CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure) has been invoked in areas nearby Rajghat, ITO, Red Fort etc.
“No gathering of any kind is permitted in these areas,” the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) wrote on Twitter.