Conspiracy to disrupt Independence Day Celebration

Conspiracy to disrupt Independence Day Celebration

Security alerted after intelligence alert  

New Delhi / Correspondent

On Independence Day, the intelligence agencies have warned that there is a conspiracy of anti-national forces to block the way of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15 and stop him from flag waving program. As a result, all security agencies, including the Delhi Police, have become more vigilant.

Khalistani leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannu has  warned  his pro-Khalistan rebel supporters and agitating farmers to block tractors on major roads in Delhi on Independence Day. Our aim is to stop Prime Minister Modi from flying the flag this year; he said. 

According to intelligence sources, Pannu has appealed to farmers in Punjab, Hariyana, Kashmir, Assam and Maharashtra not to salute the flag on Independence Day this year. He has also threatened the Chief Ministers of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana not to hoist the flag. It will be in the interest of the Chief Ministers not to leave their houses on Independence Day; he said.

The possibility of a terrorist attack on Independence Day has already been raised by the intelligence agencies. Drones could also be used in this potential attack, it  warned. With that in mind, the Delhi Police has started tightening security. Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana had recently called an emergency meeting of senior police officials. It was attended by all the co-commissioners of police in the capital, special commissioner of crime branch, all DCPs and district SPs. There should not be repetition of the Republic Day incident, Asthana ordered all officials.  

On Republic Day, January 26 this year, farmers protesting on the Delhi border had organized a tractor march in Delhi. Some of the tractors in the march violated the planned route and turned towards the Red Fort. Violence then broke out in the capital. Several farmers and police were also injured.

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