2,000 cops deployed for Zardari’s Delhi visit

April 6th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi/Ajmer, April 6 (IANS) Some 2,000 police personnel will be deployed for Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to New Delhi en route to Ajmer for offering prayers at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, an officer said.

Special units will be deployed atop high-rise buildings and along the route’s Zardari’s convoy will take, the officer added.

As is the protocol on such occassions, three-tier security will be in place during the visit.

“The outer circle security will be handled by the Delhi Police in uniform while the inner security will be handled by a special unit of Delhi police officers in plain clothes,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Central Range) Taj Hasan.

He said all the security arrangements had been put in place.

Zardari will arrive in the capital Sunday morning and have lunch with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his 7 Race Course Road official residence, after which they would hold talks.

Zardari will thereafter leave for Jaipur, from where he will drive down to the Ajmer shrine. He would spend about 30 minutes at the shrine and would return to Jaipur by 6.15 p.m., an official said.

Zardari will be the third Pakistan president to visit the Ajmer shrine.

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