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Call from US warns of blasts in Delhi, Noida on August 15, police on high alert

The stage is set for the 70th Independence Day celebrations in the National Capital and the security forces have been put on high alert to ensure complete security. However, a phone call from the United
India TV News Desk New Delhi August 13, 2016 15:40 IST
India TV News Desk

The stage is set for the 70th Independence Day celebrations in the National Capital and the security forces have been put on high alert to ensure complete security.

However, a phone call from the United States to a Noida resident has added to the apprehension. According to an India Today report, the Noida Police has alerted the Delhi Police about a threat call about blasts across the National Capital Region on August 15. 

Amit, a resident of Noida, received a call on August 11, which said, “Hello...there will be blasts in Delhi and Noida”. 

The caller disconnected the call without giving any further details, Amit told police.

Amit first thought it to be a prank call, but later decided to inform the police.

The call has been traced to San Francisco, US. Agencies are not revealing much about the incident due to security issues. 

While there is a high probability of the call being a hoax, but the security agencies don’t want to take any chance. 

Meanwhile, Delhi Police has made all the necessary arrangements to stop terrorists from creating trouble during Independence Day celebrations. Leaves of all cops have been cancelled for August 15. 

Massive security arrangements have been made in and around Red Fort – the venue for the main event on August 15. For enhanced security, more than 3,000 trees have been planted around the venue, which will be guarded by security personnel. 

The security agencies have warned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the target of a terror group, which will try to attack him on Independence Day.