Security upped in Old City, DGP reviews arrangements
LUCKNOW: With deployment of over 2,000 personnel, the Lucknow police have made elaborate security arrangements in Old City areas to ensure peace and maintain law & order during Eid. Major traffic diversions will remain in place in Old City and trans-Gomti areas to prevent chaos on the streets.
Director General of police (DGP) OP Singh along with ADG (law and order) Anand Kumar, ADG (Lucknow) Rajeev Krishna, IG (Lucknow) Sujeet Pandey and SSP (Lucknow) Deepak Kumar on Thursday visited three prominent mosques where Eid prayers are to be offered.
They reviewed security arrangements and led the foot patrolling for over five kilometres.
The SSP said special deployment has been done near three main mosques — Aishbagh Eidgah, Asafi Masjid and Tile Wali Masjid, as huge crowd is expected at these places.
“The security plan has been chalked out. Eight companies of armed police including seven provincial armed constabularies and one company of RAF would be stationed at strategic points. Similarly, nearly 100 civil police officials and personnel along with Quick Response Teams (QRTs), mounted police and patrolling teams would also be deployed in Old City,” said the SSP.
He said CCTVs have been installed on 13 main routes and at six mosques of Old City to keep vigil on every movement. He said rooftop duties have assigned at 39 strategic points and barricading has been done at 31 points to ensure proper traffic movement.
The SSP said the police would also use drone cameras to keep aerial vigil in Old City. He said cops in civvies would be deployed to keep vigilance on anti-social elements.
Besides, the local intelligence sleuths would remain active and keep alerting civil police about each and every activity during the festival.
He said ASP (west), Vikas Chandra Tripathi will supervise the entire arrangements while three ASPs, Gaurav Grover, Rahul Minhas and DK Sharma will be supervision in charge at the three main mosques.
DGP OP Singh along with senior police officials reviewing security arrangements on Thursday.