Central Delhi was brought under ground-to-air security cover with thousands of armed personnel keeping a tight vigil for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally at Ramlila Maidan on Sunday.Fearing untoward incidents or entry of protesters, all roads leading to Old Delhi were blocked. Security personnel did not allow anyone wearing a black muffler or scarf to enter the rally. Even the entry passes issued to journalists and BJP workers with ‘All-Area Access’ were withdrawn at the last moment and new passes with restricted access were issued. “We have strict instructions from our superiors to be vigilant and thoroughly check every visitor entering the ground. Policemen in plainclothes were deployed among the crowd to keep watch on miscreants,” said a police officer. Minutes before the Prime Minister’s arrival at the rally ground, a helicopter made several rounds over the venue and adjoining areas. Policemen were deployed in all high-rises near the maidan and windows facing the venue.An officer said due to ongoing protests across the city against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, security had to be further increased. On Friday, Delhi Gate, which is located near Ramlila Maidan had witnessed violence during a protest against the Act.“All roads towards Daryaganj from Ramlila Maidan… Read full this story
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