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Immanuel Sekaran guru puja: security tightened

Special Correspondent

Police roped in from Madurai, Dindigul and Virudhunagar

RAMANATHAPURAM: Tight security has been provided in different parts of the district in view of Immanuel Sekaran guru puja, which is to be held on Saturday.

Pradip Kumar Superintendent of Police said on Wednesday that as many as 2,000 policemen were roped in from Madurai, Dindigul, Virudhunagar and other districts.

Five Superintendents of Police, eight Additional Superintendents of Police, 21 Deputy Superintendents of Police were among those called for duty.

Though several areas were identified as vulnerable based on reports, the focus this year would be on NH 49 from Parthibanur to Thirupuvam. Strength would be doubled in places like Kamudhakudi, Kattu Paramakudi, Thelichathanallur, Marichukatty.

Anti-riot control vehicles such as Vajra and Varun would be stationed in strategic locations including Paramakudi, Parthibanur and others.

Warning

Mobile patrol vehicles were launched to monitor movements of anti-social elements and trouble mongers.

Plaincloth policemen were asked to intensify the intelligence gathering.

Mr. Kumar said though the police would facilitate smooth conduct of guru puja, stern action would be taken against law breakers.

Vehicles coming to Paramkudi would be thoroughly checked from the origin point.

No one would be allowed to carry any inflammable materials and weapon. No cone speaker would be allowed.

Open roof travellers would not be allowed.

He added that traffic diversion had been planned to regulate the crowd.

Passengers from Madurai to Rameswaram might have to travel from an alternative route on Saturday.

It was taken in the interest of safety of passengers.

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