Additional Police forces coming to city on Oct. 7

Mysore, Sept. 28 (RK&KMC)- A meeting of the Police officers of Mysore city to review the security measures taken up for Dasara festivities, was held at the office of the City Police Commissioner here this morning.

The meeting, which commenced at 11.45 am, was chaired by Director General of Police (DGP) Dr. Ajai Kumar Singh.

Addressing the meeting, Dr. Singh said that the Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa had issued strict instructions to the Home Department that not a single unsavory incident or law and order problem must be reported during the celebrations and as such, directed his subordinates to ensure that the Police bando-bast is flawless and the festivities go on without any hitch.

Dr. Singh said that a strategy to tackle the law and order problem and maintenance of peace and communal harmony in city had been worked out in the wake of the Allahabad Court’s verdict on Ayodhya issue and the same would be brought into force, depending on the fallout of the Supreme Court’s directive over the petition for the deferment of the verdict, if the situation warranted.

"More than 15 lakh tourists are expected to visit Mysore during Dasara and as such, tight Police vigil will be provided at the Palace premises, at all the Palace gates, Chamundi Hill, Jumboo Savari route and other places that draw maximum number of tourists," said Dr. Singh and added that more than 2000 Police personnel from the neighbouring districts will be pressed into service, as additional forces.

"The first batch of additional forces will be arriving in city on Oct. 7, followed by the second batch on Oct. 10," said Dr. Singh and added that the Police Commissioner Sunil Agarwal and DCP (Law and Order) Basavaraj Y. Malagatti have been entrusted with the task of assigning duties to the additional forces.


The issue of the rising incidents of chain-snatching in city of late, was also discussed at the meeting. The DGP suggested that the Crime prevention personnel should take the assistance of the residents and provide round-the-clock vigil in residential layouts, particularly in the sparsely populated areas.

DCP (Law and Order) P. Rajendra Prasad, KPA Director Amar Kumar Pandey, Mysore district SP Rama Subba, ACPs Shankaregowda, Vishnu-vardhan, V.A. Poojar and A.K. Suresh, Mounted Police Commandant Mariba Shetty and Inspectors of city’s Police Stations attended the meeting.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore