Security arrangements were tightened across Tamilnadu ahead of the 73rd Independence Day to be celebrated on Thursday. More than one lakh police personnel would be deployed on security duty as part of heightened security arrangements, police sources said. After the Parliament abrogated Article 370 that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate it into two Union Territories, The Union Home Minsitry issued an advisory to all states to tighten security and maintain law and order. With the Independene Day just two days away, police have taken extra precautions by tightening security at all vantage points.
About 15,000 police personnel would be deployed in Chennai city alone to monitor movement of anti-social elements.