Friday turned out to be a very busy day for the City Police with two significant functions - the Chief Minister’s Mass Contact Programme and the National Executive Committee meeting of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh - being held on the day.
With Left Front political parties organising protests against the mass contact programme and the arrival of BJP and RSS national leaders, the security was on full alert.
According to the police officials, as many as 2,000 personnel were deployed for Mass Contact programme alone. Another 500 were prepared as back up in case of any incident of violence.
Besides, policemen were also allotted at Kaloor where the RSS national committee was held.
“For the Mass Contact Programme, security persons were deployed on the stretch extending from Palarivattom to Kakkanad and Tripunithura to Kalamassery Seaport-Airport road.
The traffic was controlled at different parts when Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s convoy moved through the city to reach the Collectorate.
More number of traffic wardens were deployed in the Kakkanad, Kaloor, Palarivattom areas so that traffic won’t affected. Armed police men from AR Camp at Marine Drive and Tripunithura were also posted in the city along with the local police. The Police Control Room patrolling units were roaming and Highway police were also diverted for patrolling in the city,” an official said.