CCTV cameras,cops in civils for safe,secure Puja

Hundreds of CCTV cameras have been installed and policemen in plain clothes have been deployed to keep a close watch.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Kolkata | Published: October 6, 2013 3:41 am

The police have tightened security in West Bengal,particularly in border areas,for peaceful celebration of Durga puja,the major festival of the state.

In the metropolis,hundreds of CCTV cameras have been installed and policemen in plain clothes have been deployed to keep a close watch.

“We have wrapped up the city with security cover so that no untoward incident takes place. There is close coordination between all police stations under Kolkata police and the headquarters. More policemen have been deployed on the streets,” Kolkata police commissioner Surojit Kar Purakayastha told PTI here.

Asked whether special measures have been taken to avoid communal tension in the light of the Muzzafarnagar riots in UP,Purakaystha said,”We are keeping a close watch on each and every incident. Although,so far we don’t have any such report.”

Security has been tightened at all border districts and Intelligence Branch personnel are keeping a round-the-clock watch. “Vigil has been increased in the bordering areas of the state to keep a tab on any kind of suspicious movement,” said a senior police official of West Bengal Police.

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