A woman from Hyderabad sneaked into a high-security area during the Republic Day rehearsal at India Gate on Sunday and allegedly shouted ''Pakistan Zindabad'', police said.
Security personnel on the duty at the India Gate stopped the woman from entering the Amar Jawan Jyoti. She also pushed the soldiers who were on duty and created chaos. Finally, woman constables took her to Parliament Street police station, a senior police officer said.
An investigation revealed the woman had left her native place to visit a relative in Mumbai but somehow ended up in Delhi. Hyderabad police were contacted and Delhi police learnt that two days ago, a missing complaint was filed in Nizamabad after the woman left home.
Police later informed that Khan seems to be mentally unstable and hasn't been able to recall her address. She was sent for medical check-up and based on the report, she may be sent to a home for the mentally challenged investigation is underway, added police.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 1 invited South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations 2019, which also marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The South African leader accepted the invitation to grace the occasion.
“Glad to have met President @CyrilRamaphosa. At a time when India is marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, it is our honour to welcome President Ramaphosa as the Chief Guest for the 2019 Republic Day celebrations. Bapu’s close link with South Africa is well known,” Modi tweeted after the meeting.
He said Ramaphosa’s visit to India will further cement bilateral ties between the two countries.
“The upcoming visit of President @CyrilRamaphosa, and that too during the special occasion of India’s Republic Day will further cement business and people-to-people ties between India and South Africa,” Modi tweeted.