Ranchi, April 11: Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma said that the sale of meat and wine will be banned from April 14 to 16. Addressing all the DCs and SPs through video-conferencing, the CS directed them to work on every point to maintain communal harmony and ensure additional security measures in all the sensitive areas.
She said that places like Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Gumla, Chatra, Garhwa and Latehar where Ramnavmi processions are marched out, special caution should be taken. She said that unrestricted electric supply, water supply, generator, medical assistance and traffic should be ensured.
She said that all the control rooms should be alert and watch out for rumors on social media. She said that CCTV camera and video recording should be ensured on the proposed route where processions march out. She said that awareness should be spread through FM radio and flexes should be installed on the cross-roads regarding what to do and what not to. She said that highly sensitive areas should be watched out through drone.
The chief secretary directed the DCs of all the districts to ensure that processions should be marched out on the prior fixed routes. She said that DJs will be banned completely and only licensed akharas will be permitted to take out their procession.
Peace committee meetings should be conducted at police stations and it should be ensured as to who would be volunteering for the committees and what administrative assistance they require.
It is directed in the meeting that police patrolling, sniff-dog and mock drills should be practice to avoid any untoward incident. Verma said that communication should be done mostly through wireless and special branch should keep a vigilant eye on every activity. It was directed to vigil the religious places and crack-down on anti-social elements.
The chief secretary directed to fix responsibility from officer-in-charge to SDO /SDPO. She said that all concerned police stations should be strictly put on alert and asked to ensure peaceful procession in rural areas also. She said that additional police forces should be provided to a district if needed.
She said to keep an eye on the miscreant persons involved in spreading communal hatred earlier. She said to install public address system which will work under the administration so that people can be addressed when it requires.
Additional chief secretary (Home) N.N. Pandey, DGP D.K. Pandey, IG Anurag Gupta, IG M.S. Bhatia and other officers were present in the meeting.