Kolkata, Vikas Kumar Gupta: Tight security arrangements have been made by Kolkata Police for Kalipuja and Diwali in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. This year, about six thousand policemen will be deployed in the metropolis on Kalipuja from Friday itself. According to Lalbazar sources, 2689 Kali Pujas are being organized in Kolkata this year, out of which maximum 497 pujas are being organized in Jadavpur division of Kolkata Police. During Diwali and Kalipuja, 21 Deputy Commissioner (DCP) rank officers and 35 Assistant Commissioner (ACP) rank officers will be deployed in the entire metropolis. It will be their responsibility to take stock of the entire security system.
Six thousand police forces deployed in the metropolis on Kalipuja
Action will be taken against bursting of firecrackers near the hospitals of the metropolis during Diwali and Kalipuja. It has been said by the police that if people see anyone bursting banned crackers around them and want to inform the police about it, they can call number 100. His identity will be kept secret. Santosh Pandey, Joint Commissioner (Headquarters) of Kolkata Police, said that to ensure that no accident occurs during bursting of firecrackers and fireworks on the night of Diwali, the local police station in-charge is visiting all the big houses in the area and cautioning the local people. Awareness is being created to behave and follow police rules.
21 Deputy Commissioner and 35 Assistant Commissioner rank officers will monitor
On the night of Diwali and Kalipuja, police motorcycle teams will visit the nearby areas in each police station area. Fire engines will be deployed in all divisions of Kolkata Police to deal with fire incidents during fireworks. Adequate number of ambulances will also be deployed, so that immediate help can be provided in case of any untoward incident. The traffic service of the metropolis should not be affected during the immersion and a large number of police personnel will be deployed to monitor the ghats.
1726 mischievous elements arrested before Diwali
Before Diwali, the Anti Rowdy Squad (ARS) of Kolkata Police and the local police station conducted a joint operation and arrested 1726 people by conducting special operations in various areas of the metropolis. Those arrested include those accused of playing online gaming as well as those involved in selling illicit liquor and illegal activities. According to the police, apart from many criminal incidents in different areas of the metropolis, continuous action is being taken by the police against the accused involved in illegal activities. In this connection, between November 2 and 8, the police conducted raids in many areas of the metropolis and have so far arrested 1726 people. This campaign, which started before Diwali, will continue in the future also, so that criminal incidents can be controlled in the metropolis.