Tight security for Ganesh procession in Hyderabad
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 16:48
  
Hyderabad: Over 15,000 policemen and personnel from paramilitary forces have been deployed as part of the massive security arrangements for the Ganesh immersion here Wednesday.

Police have made additional security arrangements in view of Feb 21 twin blasts at Dilsukhnagar here and the alert sounded by the central government in the wake of communal riots in Uttar Pradesh.

As many as 60,000 idols will be immersed in Hussain Sagar lake in the heart of the city and other water bodies, for which police, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and other departments have made elaborate arrangements.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma told reporters Tuesday that more than 8,000 policemen from different parts of the state were mobilized in addition to the city police force.

Police have installed 800 closed circuit television cameras and video cameras to keep a tight vigil on the mammoth annual procession, which brings the city to a halt. The police chief said 32 bomb disposal squads would also be pressed into service along the procession route.

As many as 60,000 idols will be immersed in Hussain Sagar lake in the heart of the city and other water bodies, for which police, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and other departments have made elaborate arrangements.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma told reporters Tuesday that more than 8,000 policemen from different parts of the state were mobilized in addition to the city police force.

Police have installed 800 closed circuit television cameras and video cameras to keep a tight vigil on the mammoth annual procession, which brings the city to a halt. The police chief said 32 bomb disposal squads would also be pressed into service along the procession route.

IANS


First Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 16:48


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