Police tighten security for Ganesha festival

Published: 19th September 2012 11:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2012 11:18 AM   |  A+A-

The City Police have geared up to ensure peaceful celebration of Ganesha festival.

Elaborate security arrangements are in place to avert any untoward incident and the police have decided to video-graph processions and immersions of Ganesha idols.

“Policemen in plain clothes will be deployed across the city to monitor the situation. Also, processions and the process of immersions of Ganesha idols will be video-graphed so that those who try to disturb peace can be easily identified,” said city police commissioner B G Jyothiprakash Mirji at a press conference here on Tuesday.

“It is mandatory to obtain no objection certificate from civic agencies and the police stations concerned before installing idols. People should co-operate with the police and they should not install idols if it affects vehicular movement. If permission is not obtained in prior, police can remove the idols,” he warned.

Further, he warned that the police would initiate stringent action against mischief mongers.

“Action will be taken against those who play music beyond the permissible time, that is, from 6 am to 10 pm. Even the organisers should see that the loudness should not exceed the permitted decibels and they should ensure at least one person is always present at the pandal,” Mirji said.

He has also warned that severe action will be initiated against those who forcibly collect money from public to install idols.

B’lore TN cops work together

Meanwhile, Mirji said that the city police were in constant touch with Tamil Nadu police and were exchanging information with them in connection with the arrest of a man for his alleged links with ISI. He was arrested in Tiruchi on Monday.

“Whenever a terror suspect is nabbed anywhere in the country, we establish contact with local police and exchange information. Even now, the same procedure is being followed,” he said.


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