Delhi: Barricades put in place outside the British Embassy and High Commissioner Alex Ellis' residence in New Delhi, have now been removed, days after pro-Khalistani supporters tried to vandalise the Indian flag at Indian Embassy in London.
Speaking on the matter, a British High Commission spokesperson said, "We do not comment on security matters."
According to reports, the downgrade in security outside the British embassy could have been done in retaliation against the protest by pro-Khalistani supporters in London, which took place a few days ago.
"The security arrangements outside the British High Commission here are intact. However, barricades placed on the pathway towards the Commission that created hurdles for commutation have been removed," a senior police officer told PTI.
India on Sunday night 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 at the Indian mission in London during a protest by pro-Khalistan elements emerged on social media.
Top British officials have said that 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.
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