Bangalore: All security arrangements are being made for observing "Gowri-Ganesha" festival in a peaceful and harmonious manner in the city, a top police official said.
"A number of police officers have been drafted to provide security for peaceful, harmonious and joyful observance of Gowri-Ganesha festival", City Police Commissioner Jyothiprakash Mirji told reporters here today.
All police officers will be on duty for the festival and will be doing the rounds in mufti of various areas in the city where installation of idols of Lord Ganesha is there, equipped with video cameras.
In busy areas where "Ganesha Pandals" are there, CCTVs will be installed, recording all the happenings.
The officers will also be supervising all the procession routes and the immersion places where the idols will be immersed as there are generally huge gatherings in such places and there every likelihood of occurrence of some untoward incidents. "It is necessary to enforce discipline in such places as crowds can get unruly", Mirji said.
He said for installations of Ganesha idol, the respective area representatives must seek permission for the jurisdictional police station and even for loudspeakers, the representatives must follow the rules imposed by the SHO while granting the mike licence.
Appealing to the public not to create nuisance, obstruct traffic in the name of procession or create noise pollution by way of blaring loudspeakers and bursting crackers, Mirji warned of strigent action against those flouting the stipulated rules and also those extorting money from the public in the name of the festival.