Tight security for Bandh in State

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Sep 2018 10:48:45



Staff Reporter

Tight security arrangements have been made for Thursday’s Bharat Bandh call given by Sawarna Samaj. Intelligence network has been activated and senior police officers have identified troublesome areas of state. In these areas, special attention will be given. Mostly, Gwalior and Chambal belt is considered as troublesome area. Notably, Sawarna Samaj has given the call of Bharat Bandh on Thursday to oppose amendment to SC/ST Act. State Government has appealed people to remain peaceful and should abstain from any violent motives. Already Section 144 has been imposed in many districts of State to thwart any untoward incident. In Bhopal, police tried

to win the faith of people by holding Jan Samwad in different areas of city. Police also held meeting of Shanti Samiti and Nagar Suraksha Samiti. Talking to ‘The Hitavada’, IG (Bhopal) Jaideep Prasad told that force of 4,000 has been deployed in city by seeing the Bharat Bandh call. “We are moving in old city and new city to interact with people. The impact of Bandh call seems not that much. Hence, we are not going to impose Section 144 in city and educational institute will remain open. We have interacted with businessmen and other people. There is not going to be forceful shut down of shops and whoever would be doing he would be doing willingly,” he told. He added that vulnerable areas have been mapped and extra force would be deployed there. In the meantime, police headquarters have instructed SPs of all the districts to remain alert and vigilant. They have been asked to keep a close eye on movements particularly of high ways. Apart from this, police are also keeping close eye on social media and internet. It is learnt that seeing the palpable tension in air, Collectors of Guna, Rajgarh, Gwalior have ordered to close education institutions. Notably, various organisations of upper class and backward class of society have given the Bandh call to oppose amendment to SC/ST Act