The police said that the barricades “were creating hurdles” for commuters and the security of the British high commission is intact.
“The security arrangements outside the British High Commission here are intact. However, barricades placed on the pathway towards the commission that created hurdles for commuters have been removed,” a senior police officer told PTI.
#WATCH | Delhi: Barricades removed from outside the residence of British High Commissioner Alex Ellis. https://t.co/OMSuRfsiu4
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The move comes just days after India expressed strong displeasure over the lack of security at its high commission in UK which led to the tricolour incident.
When contacted, a spokesperson for the British High Commission said, “We do not comment on security matters.”
On Sunday, India had summoned the British deputy high commissioner and demanded an explanation over the complete “absence of security” after videos of pulling down of the Indian flag by pro-Khalistan elements emerged on social media.
The protest by separatists happened in retaliation to the police crackdown on ‘Waris Punjab De’ leader Amritpal Singh and his associates.
Top British officials have said the UK government will take the security of the Indian High Commission “seriously”, as they condemned as “disgraceful” and “completely unacceptable” the vandalism at the Indian mission by a group of protesters waving separatist Khalistani flags