Guest houses in south Delhi to be under police surveillance
New Delhi: From maintaining strict vigil at the guest houses near hospitals to checking private vehicles where Indian government is labelled are some of the features of the security arrangements of south Delhi Police for the 71st Independence Day on Tuesday.
Police sources told Millennium Post that the reason behind checking the guest houses nearby hospitals was being done as police suspect that some suspicious persons in a name of fake treatment can take shelter in the guest houses near hospitals from where they can operate their criminal activities.
Police already had searched over a dozen guest houses in this regard.
On Monday morning, a private car having Indian Government written on it was seized from Safdarjung Enclave area during police patrolling.
According to police, they are maintaining a tight vigil on the private vehicles with government stickers. Cops are mainly looking at the white gypsy which are carrying such things.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Ishwar Singh stated that they do not want to leave any stone unturned in security arrangements.
South Delhi Police are also doing extensive patrolling and special checking is been conducted in some areas.
"We are also using portable Morcha for security arrangements," said Singh.
Police sources claimed that special checking is been done in areas like Malviya Nagar, Neb Sarai and Mehrauli.
The historic Red Fort, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Tuesday, has been placed under an unprecedented ground-to-air security cover with hawk-eye vigil being maintained across the national Capital.
Close to 70,000 Delhi Police personnel will be guarding the Capital and thousands of security personnel, including 9,100 personnel from the Delhi Police, have been deployed to ensure foolproof security in and around the historic Mughal fort which will see the presence of senior ministers, top bureaucrats, foreign dignitaries and common people.
A special team of National Security Guard snipers and commandos will form the inner layers of the security cordon while anti-aircraft guns have also been deployed at the Red Fort.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) BK Singh stated that they have anti terror measures in the city.
Security has been increased in all the iconic structures and important residents in New Delhi.
"We have increased Machans and CCTV camera in market places, as well as security, has been beefed in areas like Connaught Place, Barakhamba road.
Pickets have been deployed in borders and an additional force had been deployed in the district," said Singh.
DCP did not divulge the details related to the numbers of CCTV installed and forces deployed in the area as he stated that these are the operational process which cannot be disclosed.