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Delhi Police relieved as Modi`s rally passes off peacefully

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 00:07

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday heaved a sigh of relief as Narendra Modi`s rally at Japanese Park in the outskirts of the capital passed off peacefully.

Senior officials were personally monitoring the security measures in and around the venue with more than 3,000 Delhi Police personnel keeping a tight vigil to ensure law and order.

Although traffic diversions and tight security measures caused minor problems in some areas, the situation more or less remained under control in the area where BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a mega `Vikas` ally today.

As the party`s Delhi unit had expected lakhs of people to turn up at the rally, several personnel of paramilitary forces including Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were also deployed to deal with any untoward incident.

According to a senior Delhi Police official, around 3,000 police personnel were deputed to secure the venue while traffic advisory for commercial and private vehicles were already issued last evening.

Around a dozen entry gates were established around the park to ensure a safe and hassle free entry of masses by an event management firm which was hired to make the arrangements.

Other then that, around 400 private security guards were also deputed for smooth functioning and management of crowd.

Separate media gates were arranged to facilitate media persons.
Large LCD screens were also put up at the venue and at various market places in the city to show Modi`s rally.


First Published: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 00:07
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