Scotland Yard will not police commonwealth games in Delhi: UK Envoy

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New Delhi, Jan. 22 (ANI): United Kingdom has expressed satisfaction over the security arrangementsof the Common Wealth Games which will kick start in the national capital in October this Year and have denied that Scotland yard will be policing the forthcoming games.

However UK envoy has told reporters in New Delhi that some Security officials will be accompanying the British contingent to liaise ith local authorities. UK high commissioner said "We always send metropolitan police officers with our teams for major sporting events; they will be there to liaise with local authorities to ensure that our concerns are understood and vice versa".

He categorically said "We (Britain) are not going to be involved in policing the game but we will be involved to try and ensure to work effectively with Indian authorities so that the games are successful.

United Kingdom's envoy to India Sir Richard Stagg has expressed satisfaction over the security arrangements made by Delhi Police and the Centre Reserve Police Force.

Stagg also told reporters here that the UK security experts visited Delhi earlier in the month had given positive report about the security arrangements made by India for the forthcoming common wealth games and Indian authorities are on track to conduct safe games. He said "Indian authorities are on track to deliver very effective performance on security".

It is reported by certain sections of media that crack members of the British Metropolitan Police, popularly known as Scotland Yard, are likely to be involved in securing the Delhi Commonwealth Games scheduled for October, it was also reported that British contingent numbering more than1500 will at least be given protection by the Scotland Yard . By Naveen Kapoor (ANI)

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