Se­cu­rity beefed up for New Year bash

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - METRO - Mukesh Ku­mar Mishra

PATNA: Bi­har po­lice have made elab­o­rate se­cu­rity ar­range­ments to en­sure main­te­nance of law and or­der on New Year eve. All su­per­in­ten­dents of po­lice have been asked to beef up se­cu­rity at im­por­tant pub­lic places, like cin­ema halls, restau­rants, malls, his­tor­i­cal tem­ples, liquor shops and parks.

To in­crease vis­i­bil­ity and ac­ces­si­bil­ity of po­lice, Patna po­lice have de­cided to open an ad­di­tional po­lice sta­tion un­der Gandhi Maidan po­lice sta­tion for a day.

Po­lice­men have also been in­structed to round up biker gangs per­form­ing stunts on the City roads and keep a check on chain snatch­ing. The biker gangs usu­ally drive dan­ger­ously in rows and per­form stunts on roads lead­ing to Mau­rya Com­plex, Gandhi Maidan, In­come tax round­about, Bor­ing Road, fly­over of Ra­jen­dra Na­gar Ter­mi­nal, Agamkuan, Ashok Ra­j­path and City Chowk.

“The main prob­lem oc­curs when peo­ple as­sem­ble at a place and cre­ate nui­sance with their stunts,” said an of­fi­cer.

A po­lice of­fi­cer said all SPs had been asked to visit ho­tels and is­sue in­struc­tions to main­tain record of vis­i­tors. “Own­ers of ho­tels, guest­houses and lodges have been ad­vised to main­tain a reg­is­ter to keep per­sonal in­for­ma­tion of tourists and to in­sist on some iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ments like pass­port, driv­ing li­cence, credit card, pan card or iden­tity card from them,” po­lice said, adding that spe­cial alert should be main­tained along Indo-Nepal bor­der belt in li­ai­son with other forces de­ployed to en­sure that any ef­fort to sneak into this side is pre-empted, he added.

A po­lice of­fi­cer said over 2,000 po­lice per­son­nel, both uni­formed and plain-clothed, in­clud­ing Rapid Ac­tion Force (RAF), would be de­ployed in the state cap­i­tal to en­sure peace dur­ing cel­e­bra­tions. “We want zero tol­er­ance against eve-teasers and molesters. The street Romeos or tipsy rev­ellers cross­ing the boundary of de­cency would be dealt with sternly,” he added.

Po­lice said the of­fi­cials of the rank of sub-in­spec­tor, head con­sta­bles and con­sta­bles, in­clud­ing women, will pa­trol the en­tire city, par­tic­u­larly dur­ing evening and late night. “We want to en­sure that no­body is able to forcibly en­ter party venues. The po­lice­men will be de­ployed in posh ar­eas like Patlipu­tra, Bud­dha Colony, Kot­wali, Gandhi Maidan, Shas­tri Na­gar, Kankarbagh, Air­port, Agamkuan and ad­join­ing po­lice sta­tions to en­sure that there are no in­ci­dents of hooli­gan­ism,” a po­lice of­fi­cer said.

Traf­fic SP Chandirika Prasad sug­gested ve­hic­u­lar own­ers to avoid driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol. “Traf­fic po­lice­men have been de­puted at parks to avoid any trou­ble. Breathe anal­y­sers will be used to check drunken driv­ing and vi­o­la­tors would be pun­ished strin­gently. Our team will work round the clock,” he added.

City SP Jayant Kant said they had de­cided to open an ad­di­tional po­lice sta­tion to main­tain law and or­der. “Ex­tra po­lice have also been de­puted in diara area,” he added.

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