CUTTACK: Commissionerate Police has taken massive precautionary measures for smooth conduct of Durga Puja in the Millennium City.
Briefing media persons, DCP Sanjeev Arora on Monday said 226 habitual offenders have already been arrested so far. Police have also arrested 2,528 persons against whom non-bailable warrants (NBWs) were pending in connection with different case. Besides, notice has been issued to 1,056 suspected persons.
City police registered 385 excise cases by the end of August with seizure of more than 10,000 bottles of country liquor and 1,491 bottles of IMFL. Six cases under NDPS Act have been registered while 13 persons have been arrested and 99 kg of ganja and 60 grams of brown sugar seized.
So far, 37 criminals belonging to gang of Dhala Samant brothers have been arrested. As many as 16 criminals belonging to notorious Tito gang have also been held. Police are also trying to solve the disputes among different Sahis. “Different types of disputes involving 82 Sahis were lingering. Police have settled major disputes and effort is on to solve other issues before Puja,” Arora said.
One way traffic system will be in force right from the day of Saptami Puja, the DCP said. The police will start a special drive to crack down on persons driving in inebriated condition during the Puja and drug-free Medhas will be felicitated by city police, he added.
As many as 60 platoons of police forces will be deployed and more than 300 persons from all communities will be appointed as SPOs for smooth conduct of Durga Puja Festival.