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Republic Day: 27,000 personnel deployed to secure Delhi

New Delhi, January 23

Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana today said in view of the intelligence inputs, the force has intensified anti-terror measures ahead of the Republic Day and deployed counter rogue drone technology to secure air space in the Capital.

“Arrangements for the Republic Day began last year soon after the Independence Day celebrations. Delhi is usually always under terror threat, so we have to take extra caution. This year as well we are on alert. Security agencies are coordinating with the Delhi Police to keep a check on all anti-terror measures,” said Asthana.

The CP added that the Delhi Police had currently deployed over 27,000 personnel, including Deputy Commissioners of Police, Assistant Commissioners of Police, Inspectors and Commanders for the Republic Day arrangement.

“Sixtyfive companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) will also coordinate with these forces. Checking of vehicles, lodges, tenants, servants and labourer verification have also been increased,” Asthana said.

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