Dussehra Celebration: Additional Police Forces Deployed In Sensitive Places Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police has made elaborate arrangements to ensure peaceful celebration and smooth traffic management during celebration of Dussehra across the state.

Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) RK Sharma, in a release on Sunday, said additional police forces have been deployed in important and sensitive places to prevent any untoward incident during all 7 days of the festival. Besides keeping a watch on anti-social elements, the forces would also look after management of vehicular traffic in those places, he added.

Sharma said 50 platoons of police would be deployed in Cuttack city, 40 platoons in Bhubaneswar, 19 platoons in Balasore, 13 platoons in Bhadrak, 11 platoons in Rourkela and 8 platoons of forces in Sambalpur during Dussehra. The additional forces would assist the local police in maintaining law and order, he added.

Besides, the district SPs and DCPs have been directed to keep a sharp eye on the anti-socials particularly during ‘Ravana Podi’ and immersion procession in their respective areas. They have also been told to remain alert in communally sensitive areas, Sharma said in the release.

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