New Delhi: Police have tightened security at power substations in Delhi following a threat from the banned US-based outfit, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) to disrupt the city’s power supply during the Republic Day celebration.Also Read - Jiya Rai, 12-year-old Autistic Girl, Conferred Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022

Patrolling has been intensified near the utilities and a vigil is being maintained, PTI quoted a senior city police officer on Monday as saying. Also Read - Delhi Reduces Number of Dry Days to Just 3, Down From 21 Earlier in The Whole Year. Details Here

Discom Tata Power-DDL said it was fully prepared to thwart any untoward incident at its installations. Also Read - IMD Predicts Cold Day, Cold Wave Conditions For THESE States Over Next 5 Days. Full Forecast Here

“In reference to the recent intelligence reports received by the Delhi Police of terrorist outfits to attack the DISCOMS and plunge the capital city into darkness on Republic Day, we want to assure our consumers that all safety precautions have been undertaken by the company to prevent any untoward incident,” said Siddharth Singh, corporate affairs head at Tata Power-DDL.

“We are working closely with the Delhi Police and have kept all our offices, grids and sub-stations under strict surveillance. Additionally, we have strict safety measures in place across all locations. All our installations are regularly monitored by our security and patrolling teams. We wish our consumers a very happy Republic Day,” he added.

BSES, said in a statement that it was committed to reliable and uninterrupted power supply in Delhi and was working closely with the authorities, including the Delhi Police.

Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) and additional manpower have been pressed into service. A security control room, operational 24X7, is in constant touch with the teams deployed on the ground to take a real-time stock of the situation, it said.

Senior discom officials are closely monitoring the arrangements to ensure smooth power supply during Republic Day, the statement added.

(With inputs from PTI)