- The incident triggered a minor security alarm. The arrested main hails from Bengaluru
- The arrested man is mentally unsound, a security official told PTI
- The NSA is secured under the top Z+ category of CISF commandos
NSA Ajit Doval Security lapse:
A man was arrested by security forces as he tried to enter into the residence of National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval in Delhi on Wednesday morning. According to reports, security personnel deployed at Doval's residence stopped the man when he tried to enter the house. He was later arrested.
According to a PTI report, the arrested man hails from Bengaluru. The incident took place around 7:30 AM when a red-colour SUV, being driven by a single person, attempted a forced entry through the gate of Doval's high security central Delhi residence, official sources said.
The car was intercepted outside the entry gate and the man was nabbed by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel who guard Doval's house. The NSA is secured under the top Z+ category of CISF commandos.
Doval was present at his residence when the incident took place. The man was later handed over to the police.
He has been identified as Shantanu Reddy from Bengaluru and looks to be mentally unstable, they said. The car was hired from Noida, officials added.
"A man tried to enter the house of NSA on Wednesday morning. The security stopped him. When he was aksed some questions, he is not in state of giving answers. He is mentally unsound," the officer said.
With PTI Inputs