New Delhi, Aug 9: Security is at an unprecedented high at the Red Fort where Prime Minister, Narendra Modi would address the nation on the occasion of Independence Day. From trees to balconies everything is being guarded by an army of police personnel who have ensured that no stone has been left unturned to ensure that security is top notch.
The highest threat perception this year is from fringe ISIS elements and also militants who may try and make a point on the Kashmir issue.
The police have already collected details of the 9,000 families living around the Red Fort areas. In addition to this every visitor to the Red Fort will be checked by two security personnel.
There is also one police personnel who has been posted for each tree in and around the venue to avoid any sort of security breach. There are around 2,500 trees in and around the Red Fort area and all of them will be guarded.
The police have also installed 500 CCTV cameras in and around the venue which would be monitored in real time from the control room. Further police personnel will be stationed at the balconies of each home around the Red Fort area.
Grade A Intelligence
The threat perception is exceptionally high this year. The intelligence that has been received has been treated as Grade A. Fringe ISIS elements and militants from Kashmir pose the highest threat, an Intelligence Bureau official told OneIndia.
There is a possibility of some people trying to breach security as a fall out of the Kashmir issue. Further ISIS operatives who have been trying to set up shop may try and make an announcement in the form of an attack, the officer also noted.
"We have also not ruled out the threat perception from the al Qaeda in the Sub-Continent too," IB officials have said.
Terrorist groups may try and indulge in sniper attacks, drone strikes, bomb blasts and fidayeen attacks, the intelligence bureau has warned.
Further the alert has also been sounded at the Indo-Pak border which suggests that infiltration bids may be attempted. The alert also speaks about a possible strike in Jammu and Kashmir.