BHOPAL: With farmers’ violence escalating in curfew-clamped Mandsaur and adjoining districts in Madhya Pradesh, the State police decided to depute senior IPS officers to quell the violence in a coordinated manner.
While additional DG at the State police headquarters, S L Thaosen, is being sent to coordinate security operations at the Ujjain zonal headquarters, IPS officer Anshuman Yadav is being sent to Dewas district, which witnessed massive violence on Wednesday, said IG (law and order) Makarand Deuskar.
The third senior IPS officer of inspector general rank, Rakesh Gupta, who was recently posted in Indore is being sent to violence- hit Neemuch distri c t , which is adjacent to Mandsaur district, added Deuskar. The IG (L&O) also informed that many commandants of the Special Armed Force (SAF) battalions of the State police are being deployed in different violence- hit districts. Deuskar said a total of 20 people were arrested for resorting to violence in Mandsaur and other districts on Wednesday.