Delhi Police on high alert; Left union leaders taken in preventive custody

Taking no chances following the Republic Day fiasco

Delhi Police on high alert; Left union leaders taken in preventive custody

Delhi Police on high alert. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, February 6

The Delhi Police have deployed over 40,000 police personnel in and around the National Capital to avoid any kind of flare up amidst calls for a countrywide chakka jam by the Kisan Unions.

Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava visited the Red Fort to oversee preparations. Other than the Delhi police officials, sixty companies of paramilitary forces are also on stand-by.

The police are keen to avoid flash protests, like the ones witnessed on Republic Day when farmers veered off their designated rally route to enter the Red Fort before clashing with the police at ITO.

The police are keen to avoid flash protests. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

Additionally, the police have taken few left leaders in preventive custody, including secretary of All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC) Manager Chaurasia and vice president of Delhi unit’s Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), who had called for a protest in Shaheed Park to show solidarity with the farmers.

International Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU) national treasurer Animesh Das too has been put in preventive detention.

Besides, local police stations have been asked to keep a watch for small protests and other sort of disruptions, with a special focus on West Delhi, which has a large population from Punjab.

10 metro stations have been shut. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal.

In addition, 10 metro stations have been shut.  Entry and exit gates of several stations, including Mandi House, ITO, Delhi Gate, and others have been closed as a precautionary measure. Besides twelve other stations have been put on alert and may be closed if protests erupt in those areas. Some Leftists were detained at Shahidi Park.

The Delhi Police have deployed over 40,000 police personnel. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal.

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