Six people were arrested for their alleged involvement in smuggling of ammunition in Delhi ahead of Independence Day, officials said today.
A huge quantity of ammunition, including 2,000 live cartridges, was recovered from their possession.
The accused were arrested from Anand Vihar in the national capital with two bags of cartridges.
Vikramjit Singh, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Eastern Range, said that the consignment was for Lucknow and a terror angle in the case has not been ruled out yet.
“The accused it appears are a part of criminal network. Terror angle not ruled out,” Mr Singh added.
Security has been tightened across the national capital as India gears up for the Independence Day celebrations on August 15.
Police have also intensified patrolling and vehicle checks.
Tight security arrangements have been made at all sensitive places in Delhi, including Metro stations, railway stations, airports and markets, police said.
Hotels, parking lots and restaurants are being checked, and a verification drive of tenants and servants is being carried out, officials added.
“On the occasion of Independence Day, more than 10,000 police personnel will be deployed in different roles across the Red Fort and the routes leading to the venue. We have made flawless and foolproof security arrangements for the day,” Special commissioner of police (law and order) Dependra Pathak was quoted by news agency PTI as saying.