Jamshedpur, Aug 14: The district police have been tightened in view of the�Independence Day�celebrations on August 15. Though Intelligence reports have not specified any particular threat perception, the focus this year will be on social distancing in view of the spread of coronavirus.
However, concern over the recent spurt in criminal activities in the city over a thousand police personnel have been posted in and around the city and at all vital installations.
Special checking drive is being organised at the border areas of the city so that people follow social distancing guidelines. Close vigil is being kept at the strategic locations like markets. The police are continuously patrolling the road outside on foot and in vans.
As per the programme, the flag hoisting ceremony would take place at 9 am at Gopal Maidan. The district administration will also felicitate corona warriors during the function.
Units of the Army, Home Guards, would take part in the march-past. Meanwhile as per the orders of DC, SSP and DSP the entry of commercial heavy vehicles would be banned in the city.
�It is a day of national celebration and an occasion of pride, everyone ought to participate in it. Proper seating arrangements for freedom fighters, ex-soldiers and their families and senior citizens would be made so that they could observe the Independence Day Parade,� said a senior official.
The East Singhbhum district administration has banned sale and purchase of plastic flags in view of the Independence Day. Deputy commissioner Suraj Kumar while chairing a meeting at district collectorate to review preparedness instructed the executive magistrates, local urban bodies and concerned police officials to ensure that those violating the Flag code of India 2002 should be booked under section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971. He said that the authorities must ensure that the plastic flags are not sold in the market.
All the police station officials, executive magistrates deputed for different areas and the local urban bodies officials were ordered that anybody found selling or using Indian flags in violation of Flag Code of India 2002 should be booked immediately.