Tight security blanket ahead of I-Day celebrations
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Aug 14: A tight security blanket was thrown across the country on the eve of Independence Day to thwart any terror strike, even as an elaborate ground-to-air security apparatus was put in place in the capital where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will unfurl the tricolour tomorrow.
With the Union Home Ministry issuing a country-wide alert, states tightened security at sensitive locations and installations to pre-empt any terror attack.
Thousands of Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel were deployed in and around the national capital, especially near the Red Fort from where the Prime Minister will address the nation.
"We have deployed personnel in abundance. We are not taking any chance," a senior police official said.
In Mumbai, the country's commercial hub, the police stepped up vigil at local railway stations, shopping malls, theatres, iconic
Gateway of India, hotels like Taj Mahal and Oberoi, Mantralaya and Bombay High Court.
Additional deployment of security forces has been made in Jammu and Kashmir in view of terror alert issued by the Home Ministry about possibility of militants carrying out attacks.Troops along the Line of Control (LoC) have been directed to remain vigilant as army apprehends that militants might try to infiltrate and carry out attacks on security forces and civilians.
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