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AP Police to Help TS Cops in Ganesh Fest Bandobust

Published: 17th September 2015 04:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2015 04:21 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Along with the police force of Telangana state, forces from Andhra Pradesh will be part of the bandobust arrangements for Ganesh immersion in Hyderabad.

Hyderabad police Commissioner M Mahendar Reddy said they sought help from their counterparts in AP and they have obliged.

‘’The final procession of Ganesh idols from Balapur to Hussainsagar on September 27 will be closely monitored by 400 CCTVs. We will get additional forces from Andhra Pradesh to guard the city during following Ganesh and Bakrid festivals,’’ the city police chief said.

Briefing newsmen on Ganesh Chaturthi bandobust on Wednesday, Reddy said that they are expecting that over 30,000 idols would be immersed during the 9-day festivities while at least 10,000 idols would be immersed on the final day.

“Over 20,000 police forces will be deployed in the city. We will get forces from Andhra Pradesh and Chhattishgarh. We have identified 310 hyper sensitive and 605 sensitive localities and staff in city police stations are being sensitised in terms of bandobust,’’ Reddy said.

Explaining the security arrangements, Reddy said that 400 closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) have been installed enroute Balapur to Hussainsagar to closely monitor procession and the CCTVs have been linked with control command centre where senior police officials would monitor the situation.

Besides, nine para military companies, 120 patrolling vehicles, all city police and policemen from all Telangana districts, 30 bomb disposal teams, 30 sniffer dogs, anti sabotage teams have been deployed.

Additional CP, crime, Swati Lakra said that SHE teams would be deployed to ensure safety of women devotees.

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