Al Qaeda, Khalistani outfits may carry out terror acts on Republic Day; Delhi Police steps up security
New Delhi: JAT contingent practices during the rehearsals for Republic Day Parade 2021, at Rajpath in New Delhi, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.
The Delhi Police on Sunday said it has received inputs of a possible terror attack on January 26 when India celebrates Republic Day. This has prompted the police and authorities to step up the vigil further.
"We have inputs that some terrorist organisations including Khalistani outfits and Al-Qaeda may carry out unwanted activities on Jan 26. Keeping this in mind, we have taken a few steps including putting up posters of wanted terrorists," Connaught Place ACP Siddharth Jain told ANI.
"In view of COVID-19, we are trying to reduce the gathering to 25,000 as compared to 1.5 lakh people earlier. People must follow COVID guidelines.