Bhubaneswar:Ahead of Durga Puja , Odisha DGP Dr RP Sharma,CP Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Satyajit Mohanty,IGP Law and Order Amitabh Thakur today held a meeting with district police heads, over security during the impending Puja season.
Dr Sharma interacted with the senior police officials of State over video conferencing and reviewed the safety and security preparedness across the State.
The DGP had earlier written to all SPs, DCPs, SRP Rourkela and Cuttack to conduct special drive between October 9 and October 18 against criminals and anti-socials.
The DGP said that the RSS would observe its Foundation Day throughout the state on Vijaya Dasami on October 19. “During this programme and other puja procession, mischievous elements may try to create disturbances by giving inflammatory slogans which may hurt the sentiments of some people,” he said.
He asked the District SPs to remain alert in communally-sensitive places to avert any unpleasant situation. He directed them to strictly follow the MHA guidelines-2008 to maintain communal harmony.
He has also asked the SPs to take some precautionary measures well in advance to prevent any untoward situation during the festival season.
The DGP further asked them, all immersions should be held on a single day and adequate police arrangement made for the purpose, he added.
Dr Sharma instructed to impose restriction on loud speakers. The sound limit must not cross 65 decibel limit, he added
Senior Officers of Odisha Police, ADGP (Crime), ADGP (Railway), ADGP (Provisioning), ADGP (Modern) and IGP (Headquarter) and DCP Bhubaneswar were present.