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The personnel are also directed to check instances of eve-teasing, drunken brawls and drunken driving. The SP informed that they have also deployed over 100 home guard volunteers and 50-100 other police man in addition to existing traffic personnel for traffic management.

By Our Reporter | Shillong, Oct 15, 2018: 

The East Khasi Hills police have made elaborate security arrangements to ensure that the Durga puja celebrations passed off peacefully.

Talking to media persons here today, East Khasi Hills SP, Davis N Marak informed that police personnel will be deployed in each and every Puja pandals.

 “The security arrangements are for the protection of the idols and during the immersion day, which is the last day of the festival,” Marak said.

According to Marak, the personnel are also directed to check instances of eve-teasing, drunken brawls and drunken driving. The SP said that that the police also had meetings with the different Puja committees for ensuring that the festival passed off peacefully.

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Informing that they are also putting special nakas and checkings, he said that the police have made special traffic arrangements during the Puja celebrations. The SP informed that they have also deployed over 100 home guard volunteers and 50-100 other police man in addition to existing traffic personnel for traffic management.

Marak said that they have also made security arrangements for other places like Sohra and Mawsynram. He said that they have also deployed additional forces in the city and all the Puja pandals will have CCTV cameras.

The SP also urged parents not to leave their children as sometimes parents tend to be negligent and children often get lost.

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Reacting to a query about instances of eve-teasing, drunken brawls and drunken driving, he said that the Central Puja Committee will setup their own control room which would also have Meghalaya police personnel to attend to any kind of eventuality.

In addition, the police has asked the Puja committees to provide assistance to police in form of volunteer for crowd controlling and regulation of traffic.

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