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New Delhi: 2000 live cartridges recovered in Delhi before Independence Day, six accused arrested

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Just before August 15, Delhi Police has busted a gang involved in the smuggling of ammunition. A huge quantity of ammunition including about 2000 live cartridges have been recovered from the gang. Police has also arrested 6 people in this case. Security has already been beefed up in Delhi in view of the Independence Day. Meanwhile, the police has got this big success.

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East Delhi Police arrested these people with 2 bags from Anand Vihar area, which is reportedly its suppliers. Police are now interrogating these accused. The police is trying to know where there was a plans to supply two thousand cartridges. It is also expected that these weapons and cartridges were used to carry out a large incident.

On August 15, on the occasion of 75th Independence Day, more than 10,000 police personnel will be deployed around the historic Red Fort. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from the ramparts of the Mughal era memorial on Independence Day. Like every year, the city police said it had made elaborate security arrangements for Independence Day, which would be “foolproof”. Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deependra Pathak had told a few days ago that, on the occasion of Independence Day, more than 10,000 police personnel in various roles would be deployed along the routes leading to the Red Fort and the venue. We have made foolproof security arrangements for the day.

The official said that this year special attention will be given to sub-conventional air items and coordination is being done at the inter-state level as well as intelligence and central agencies. “We are conducting a massive investigation to ascertain the presence of IED (Improvised Explosive Device). Employees are being briefed about adequate security, training and deployment as planned. Pathak said that more than 400 kite hawkers have been deployed in the Red Fort and its surrounding areas to prevent balloon and kite flying.

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