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5485 cops to keep a tight vigil on Dasara: Police Commissioner

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Mysuru: With Nada Habba Mysuru Dasara all set to unfold on Monday (September 26) the city police have made elaborate security arrangements by deputing over 5000 police personnel to ensure smooth going of the Nada Habba.

Police Commissioner Dr Chandragupta told media persons on Saturday “starting from September 26 to October 5, various events have been organised at different venues in the city. To ensure law and order and smooth going of the traffic, police have made all the arrangements to check any untoward incidents”. 

Apart from the police officers and personnel from the city, additional force has been summoned from outside the district. The city police alone form 1255 personnel and 3580 from other districts, followed by 650 home guards totalling 5485 personnel for Dasara bandobast, added Chandragupta. 

The Mobile Command Centre bus will also be deployed and it is equipped with CCTV cameras. The body cameras, long distance photography and videography arrangements are also made. 

The police deputed at the entrances of Palace and Bannimantap will also be equipped with body camera. All the happenings will be recorded in the camera and will be monitored from the mobile command centre. Drone cameras will also be used for aerial surveillance at Dasara programmes venues. 

Besides, police on elevated platforms with mega phones in hand will keeping a tab on the programme venues.

To check the possibilities of crimes, dedicated police from outside districts and other states who are experts in monitoring habitual offenders are also being roped in for security purpose.

Flash inspections will be conducted at lodges to zero in on the suspects if any and enquire them. The expert police will be deployed at KSRTC bus stations and railway station to keep an eye on the suspicious activities if any, round the clock. Those found moving suspiciously will be interrogated. Besides, patrolling will be intensified further to enable the police to rush to the spots during emergency. That apart 12 fire tenders and eight ambulances will be stationed at the programme venues in advance. 

Apart from the 13,140 CCTV cameras installed by the general public on their own, additional 110 cameras will be installed at Mysuru Palace, Torchlight Parade grounds in Bannimantap, procession route and other prominent places.  

Rowdy Parade was conducted and those on the list have been warned against indulging in any untoward incidents. Garuda force and Anti-Naxal Force (ANF) will also be utilised, said Police Commissioner. 

– Team Mysoorunews 


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