3,000 policemen deployed in heart of capital
At least 3,000 security personnel, from Delhi Police and para-military forces, were manning roads in the heart of the capital to stop any violent demonstration, said a senior police officer on Thursday. The officer said that to maintain peace in the capital, the force was put on every crossing leading to India Gate. Around 2,000 personnel of the Delhi Police and para-military forces were deputed at different locations in central Delhi area - especially at India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Zakir Hussain Marg and the entry points from Mathura Road. ‘Senior officers of the capital's six districts, including additional commissioners and deputy commissioners, and two joint commissioners were also present at Zakir Hussain Marg along with around 1,000 policemen to stop hundreds of protesters heading towards India Gate Thursday,’ said the officer.