Unknown person tries to enter NSA Ajit Doval's residence, detained
New Delhi, Feb 16: Triggering a minor security alarm, a man hailing from Bengaluru was apprehended by security agencies for allegedly trying to enter the residence of National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Wednesday.
The incident took place around 7:30 AM when a red-colour SUV, being driven by a single person, attempted a forced entry through the gate of Doval's high security central Delhi residence.
The NSA is secured under the top Z+ category of CISF commandos. Doval was present at his residence when the incident took place.
The man has been identified as Shantanu Reddy from Bengaluru and is said to be mentally unstable. He was driving a rented car. He is being investigated by a special cell of Delhi Police.
"A man tried to enter the house of NSA on Wednesday morning. The security stopped him. When he was aksed some questions, he is not in state of giving answers. He is mentally unsound," an officer told PTI.
Doval had largely shaped India's national security policy in the past five years. One of the key areas of focus was Kashmir, where one got to witness his famous doctrine in force.
Doval was appointed as the NSA in 2014. He previously served as the Director of the Intelligence Bureau in 2004-05.
It was under his supervision that both the surgical and Balakot strikes took place. On 30 May 2014, Doval was appointed as India's fifth National Security Advisor.
In June 2014, Doval played a crucial role in ensuring the secure return of 46 Indian nurses who were trapped in a hospital in Tikrit, Iraq. After family members lost all contact from these nurses, following the capture of Mosul by ISIL. Doval, on a top secret mission flew to Iraq on 25 June 2014 to understand the position on the ground and make high-level contacts in the Iraqi government.