According to sources today, Delhi police have detained six people for their suspected participation in the trafficking of munitions before Independence Day.
All about cartridges
All about the sieged cartridges. They stated that 2,251 live cartridges in all were found in their hands. The suspects were taken into custody in the national capital’s Anand Vihar neighborhood, along with two bags of ammunition.
The package was intended to be delivered to Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, according to Vikramjit Singh, Assistant Commissioner of Police for Eastern Range. He also said that the authorities had not completely ruled out a terror connection to the case.
Vikram said, “One of the six individuals detained thus far is from Dehradun. He is the proprietor of a firearms store. At first glance, a criminal network seems to be involved. However,he added that investigators do not rule out a possible connection to terrorism.
Actions taken against the incident
Delhi police have increased patrolling and vehicle inspections. All key locations in Delhi, including markets, airports, train stations, and metro stations, have been given strict security measures, according to the police.
Officials also stated that hotels, parking lots, and restaurants are being scrutinised as well as a verification drive of renters and staff.
Special security on Independence Day
To avoid any unfavourable incident on or before Delhi’s 75th Independence Day celebrations, security has been stepped up throughout the capital. A lot of security measures have been announced and arrangements for the same have started.
The police made a special request for the assistance of 231 regular kite-flyers from the walled city region. They said a clear sky should be maintained for nearly three hours. This is to be done in the morning during the Prime Minister’s address to the nation and the flag-hoisting ceremony.
Additionally, more than 10,000 police officers will be working in various capacities across the Red Fort. On Independence Day, roads leading to the event will be heavily patrolled. The PTI news agency cited Special Commissioner of Police Dependra Pathak as saying, “We have made perfect and tight security arrangements for the day.”