High alert: 40,000 security personnel to protect Delhi for R-Day

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Delhi has been placed on high alert on Monday with at least 40,000 security personnel keeping a close watch a day ahead of Republic Day celebrations amid the arrest of alleged terrorists and terror threats inputs from central intelligence agencies.

Five alleged terrorists, who were reportedly radicalised into joining the ISIS, were arrested by the police and sources said that the anti-terror unit – special cell – of the Delhi Police is monitoring all inputs from central agencies.

On Sunday, police issued photographs of all terror suspects and pasted them across railway and Metro stations and inter-state bus terminals requesting citizens to be alert.

More than 40,000 Delhi Police and paramilitary forces personnel have been posted across New Delhi and security at all vital installation across the city, especially at Metro stations and airports, has been heightened.

At India Gate, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee will be seated with chief guest French President Francois Hollande, police have already sanitised the area. President Hollande will be the fifth French president to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.

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