MADURAI: Around 8,000 cops will be monitoring the vehicles and those coming for the Thevar Jayanthi celebrations on Thursday in Madurai and its neighbour Sivaganga district.
While 3,000 personnel will be involved in the security task in rural Madurai, the city police will deploy 3000 cops in addition to the six companies of Tamil Nadu Special Police battalion, around 2,100 personnel will be on duty in neighbouring Sivaganga district.
Dome type CCTV cameras will be installed in the checkposts at Ramnathapuram and Sivaganga districts and also at the Thevar statue in Goripalayam in the Temple City. The Silaiman check post, considered to be a sensitive one, followed by Malampatti and Odaipatti, will be constantly monitored.
Since no hired vehicles will be allowed for procession, motor vehicle inspectors armed with internet-connected laptops will be present at the check posts in both Madurai and Sivaganga districts to check the owners of vehicles bound for Pasumpon.
In addition to these measures, 105 special mobile units and additional patrolling by personnel on bike will be on security job.
Celebrations Begin at Pasumpon village
Ramanathapuram: Yagasala poojas marked the beginning of the 3-day jayanthi celebrations of freedom fighter Muthuramalinga Thevar at Pasumpon village near Kamuthi on Tuesday. The poojas were followed by other events at the memorial