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Security beefed up for Ramnavami procession today

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Jamshedpur, April 15: In order to ensure peaceful Ramnavmi celebrations, the East Singhbhum district administration has made elaborate arrangements. The administration has deployed adequate policemen and para-military personnel to prevent any untoward incident.

In addition, several sensitive areas have been identified and Rapid Action Force jawans will be posted accordingly. Altogether 350 magistrates and large number of police officers have been deployed to oversee law and order machinery on the penultimate day and on the procession day of the festival.

Saturday is likely to be a day of hectic activities on the streets with akhara samities taking out the colorful processions in full capacity amid the tight security arrangements in the city.

A total of 157 akharas including 32 unlicensed akharas will take out the procession with religious zeal and fervor and in the wake of the ongoing matriculation examination the administration has appealed to the akhara samities to play music in low decibels.

The administration is equally focusing about the law and order condition in the Maoist-infested area. Nonetheless, SSP Anoop T Mathew informed in the meeting that officer in-charge of all the police stations of the district including, city have been asked pull up their shocks in the wake of Ramnavmi festival inching closer.

Moreover movement of heavy vehicles will be stopped on the day of the procession while private vehicles will be restricted in the city after 2 p.m.

“Though, adequate security measures have been made for the Ramnavami procession but we also appeal to the people and akhara samities to cooperate the administration in ensuring peaceful culmination of the nine day festival,” said Suraj Kumar, SDO, Dhalbhum.

“After directions from the district administration we have asked the akhara committees to avoid using glass tubes and kerosene during procession as the two items are very dangerous,” said R B Singh, senior functionary of Central Peace Committee.

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