Police are leaving no stones unturned to ensure foolproof security ahead of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s visit to Pasumpon, where she is scheduled to donate a golden armour to the statue of Muthuramalinga Thevar on Sunday.
Over 5,000 police personnel have been deployed in Ramanathapuram and neighbouring districts to beef up the security. A heavy posse of policemen has been deployed at key locations and the entire route between the helipad and Pasumpon has been placed under strict surveillance.
According to sources, State ministers, who visited the villages to take a stock of the arrangements, have been overseeing the work. The CM would arrive at Madurai around 12.30 pm and would immediately leave for Pasumpon in a helicopter.
In a first of its kind initiative here, a temporary gallery, which can house 50,000 people, has been erected near the helipad to let the public and AIADMK cadre welcome the CM, said a police official. Barricades have been erected at the helipad and the entire area has been scanned ahead of the visit, said the source, adding that around 1,200 personnel have been deployed between Madurai and Ramanathapuram to keep a vigil.
IGP, South Zone, Abhay Kumar Singh, IGP, Madurai, Anand Kumar Somani, DIG Dindigul, N Arivu Selvam, DIG, Tiruchy, A Amalraj, and four SPs are monitoring the arrangements.
A team, led by DSP, comprising four inspectors, 20 SIs, 50 SSIs and over 200 personnel has been deployed at Kaumudi and Pasumpon. CCTV cameras have been installed at vantage points. Further, a temporary control room has been set up to coordinate the security arrangements.