India on Alert ahead of 75th Independence day

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2,000 live cartridges have been discovered in East Delhi, police said on Friday, a few days before of the celebrations for India’s 75th Independence Day. The seizure of a sizable cache of ammunition has also not been ruled out as being related to terrorism, and Delhi Police has launched a thorough investigation. Following this week’s previous arrest of a “active ISIS member” in the nation’s capital, Friday’s event occurred just a few days later. The anti-terror agency said in a statement on Sunday that searches were conducted at the house of the accused, Mohsin Ahmad, a second-year student at Jamia Millia Islamia University. Later, he was detained in connection with the “online and offline operations” of the terrorist group ISIS.According to the police, tight security measures have been put in place at all key locations in Delhi, including marketplaces, airports, train stations, and metro stations.Police announced on Friday that two Bangladeshis had also been detained for allegedly taking pictures of the Victoria Memorial Hall and its surroundings using a drone without getting authorization from the appropriate authorities.The CISF soldiers noticed the two people’s suspicious actions and arrested them at the Victoria Memorial Hall complex on Wednesday. They have been recognised as Rajshahi residents from the neighbouring countries.The accused were operating the drone with cameras from the north entrance of the Victoria Memorial. The police officer said that they were taking pictures of the memorial and its surroundings. Notably, the Eastern Command headquarters of the army are not far from the Victoria Memorial Hall at Fort William. Hyderabad was placed on high alert after Intelligence Bureau (IB) authorities issued a warning about a potential threat from terror organisations in important cities throughout the nation, notably state capitals.

By Subhechcha Ganguly

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