Security beefed up ahead of PM Modi’s Delhi rally


New Delhi: One week is left for the Delhi Assembly elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address four rallies starting from Saturday 31 Jan to Feb 4.

Saturday’s rally will be held at CBD grounds near Karkardooma court complex followed by another on Sunday.

The final two rallies will be held on February 3 and 4 art Rohini and South Delhi respectively.

Security has been beefed up at the venue following terror threats during the Delhi elections.

Over 5,000 personnel will be deployed in and around the grounds where Modi will address party rallies. This include the officials of Special Protection Group (SPG), who look after the prime minister’s security. The SPG and the Delhi Police are making elaborate arrangements at the rally venues.

Delhi Police is setting up three layered check points for every visitors at the venue.  Visitors will be first checked at least 50 metres away from the ground. The second and third check points will be at the entry point.

The stage will be taken over by SPG officials an hour before the arrival of the Prime Minister and the grounds are being kept under the watch of the CCTV cameras.

Snipers will be deployed at high rise buildings near the grounds and police have also requested the the leaders to advice the supporters not to park their vehicles near the rally venues.