No major violence was reported in the city with the police arranging a wide security network to maintain law and order in the wake of the New Year celebration.
The main venue for the celebration, Fort Kochi, saw high security checks with more than 250 police persons deployed in the area.
Similarly, vehicle checkings were conducted across the city for nabbing the those engaged in drunken driving. Border sealing was conducted to monitor all the vehicles coming to the city.
Besides, around 150 shadow police officials were deployed across the city to monitor incidents of violence. The police officials, including, Assistant Commissioners, CIs and SIs of all police stations were given prior instructions for conducting strict checks.
Bar hotels were under the surveillance of the police to check the sale of liquor after the prescribed time.
“Around 1,000 policemen from the Armed Reserve Camp were also deputed. A special control room was opened in Fort Kochi. The Vanitha police and the women’s unit of the shadow police were deployed to ensure the protection of women,” the police official.