DC and SSP review security arrangements across city
Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, March 31: East Singhbhum district administration chalked out plans to ensure smooth conduct of the Hindu Nav Varsh Yatra, Ramnavami processions and Sarhul celebrations in the city. Deputy Commissioner Vijaya Jadhav and Senior Superintendent of Police Dr M Tamil Vanan jointly convened a meeting to discuss various guidelines issued by the Crisis Management Department of state government regarding celebration of Ramnavami and Sarhul. It was decided to ensure total compliance with the government orders. A huge deployment of forces has also been made for tomorrow’s Hindu Nav Varsh Yatra, which would mark the beginning of the Hindu New Year, sources said.
The DC said the state government had imposed certain conditions on taking out processions during the festivals. She said more than 100 people will not be allowed to participate in the procession. She further said that no more than 1000 people would be allowed to gather at any place during the procession. The processions will be allowed only till 6 pm. Recorded songs and DJs will be prohibited, she said.
Jadhav said the participants of processions would be required to follow Covid guidelines by sanitizing their hands from time to time and using masks.
District administration has divided the city into five zones for the purpose of deployment of police personnel and magistrates. SP City and ADM Law and Order will be in-charge of the law and order across city while SDO Dhalbhum will be in-charge of law and order during all programmes and processions. The DC and SSP would brief all police officials and magistrates at Ravindra Bhavan, Sakchi, tomorrow, sources said.
The SSP said the officers-in-charge of all police stations had been directed to ensure peace during the festivals. Video recording of the processions would be done to keep an eye on trouble-mongers. Stringent legal action would be taken against those found disturbing peace in any manner, said the SSP.
“All necessary arrangements have been made and adequate deployment of forces will be in place during the processions,” said the SSP.