Here's I-Day task for police: Keep stray kites away from PM Modi

New Delhi, August 14, News24 Bureau: There is a new task in hand for the police this Independence Day. Colourful kites adorning the skies in Independence Day is a common sight. This comes to kite-enthusiasts as an Independence Day ritual. But this can be challenging for hundreds of policeman who are on duty when PM Modi will deliver the Independence Day speech.

Taking a lesson from the previous two years once last year when a black kite landed near the podium during Prime Minister Narendra Modis address at the Red Fort, and earlier in 2016 when a kite was seen above the ramparts before the address began the Delhi Police this year have decided to deploy kite catchers who will keep an eye on flying kites near the venue on Wednesday.

 A hundred police personnel will have their eyes on the sky on Wednesday morning all looking out for any errant kite that may disturb the prime ministers Independence Day address.The Delhi Police has restricted kite-flying till 11 am around Red Fort on Independence Day.

While the restriction on any kind of flying object is imposed every year as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident, this is for the first time that personnel have been deployed to check for kites.With Agencies