Republic Day 2023: Suspicious of aerial attack, Mumbai Police declares Shivaji Park area 'no-fly' zone

Police said the order was issued amid suspicions of an aerial attack on January 26.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 03:04 AM IST
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Republic Day in Mumbai: Suspicious of aerial attack, city Police declare Shivaji Park area 'no-fly' zone | PTI

Mumbai: Mumbai's Shivaji Park, located at Dadar, has been declared a 'no-fly zone' on January 26, said Mumbai Police. Police said the order was issued amid suspicions of an aerial attack on that day.

As per the notification issued by Vishal Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, security has been stepped up ahead of the 74th Republic Day celebrations this year.

“It is possible that during the ceremonial parade and public program on the occasion of Republic Day at Shivaji Park, terrorists or anti-social elements may try to use the air space for breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquillity and there may be a grave danger to human life, safety and damage to public property," stated the notification, adding that, "In the view of the same, no flying activities will be allowed in the jurisdiction of Shivaji Park Police station during the Republic Day on January 26.”

The police added that they are on high alert over a possible threat, and that security checks should/will take place to prevent any unwanted activities.

The said order will remain in force till the end of the day on Jan 26, confirmed the police.

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