New Delhi: Forward of the protest, extra cops and barricades have been positioned exterior the Indian Excessive Fee in London on Wednesday, in an effort to cease a recurrence of the vandalism that occurred three days earlier than.
The transfer got here shortly after police in New Delhi eliminated highway barricades exterior the British Excessive Fee, in what some noticed as a present of India’s displeasure with the breach in London.
Law enforcement officials, liaison officers, and patrol officers have been seen on responsibility exterior the India Place constructing in central London, the place an enormous Indian flag remained strung between home windows following the incident on Sunday.
After the protest on the Excessive Fee in Aldwych, the place home windows have been damaged and the Indian flag was taken down from the first-floor terrace by a protester earlier than being rescued by an official, India summoned a high British diplomat in Delhi.
Based on an announcement issued by the Ministry of International Affairs, the senior diplomat was requested to elucidate “the entire absence of British safety” as the gang approached the constructing, carrying yellow “Khalistan” flags.
The rally was organised in response to a big manhunt in India for Amritpal Singh, a Khalistan supporter who has been on the run since Saturday. He assaulted a police station final month, accompanied by tons of of armed supporters.
Senior British officers have said that the UK authorities will take the safety of the Indian Excessive Fee “very critically,” calling the devastation on the Indian mission “disgraceful” and “completely unacceptable.”
Delhi Police have eliminated barricades “that created hurdles” for commuters exterior the British Excessive Fee right here however the safety of the diplomatic mission stays intact, officers stated on Wednesday. The transfer by Delhi Police has come days after the Indian tricolour on the nation’s Excessive Fee in London was pulled down by pro-Khalistan activists.
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“The safety preparations exterior the British Excessive Fee listed below are intact. Nevertheless, barricades positioned on the pathway in the direction of the fee that created hurdles for commuters have been eliminated,” a senior police officer instructed PTI.
When contacted, a spokesperson for the British Excessive Fee stated, We don’t touch upon safety issues.” India on Sunday night time summoned the British deputy excessive commissioner and demanded a proof over the entire “absence of safety” after movies of flattening of the Indian flag on the Indian mission in London throughout a protest by pro-Khalistan parts emerged on social media.
(With PTI Inputs)