Hyderabad: 14,000 policemen to be deployed for Bonalu festival

Hyderabad: Elaborate security arrangements are being made for the Bonalu festival on Sunday and Monday, said City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar.

He informed that around 14,000 policemen belonging to various wings of the City Police including the Commissioner’s Task Force, City Armed Reserve, Commissioner’s Reserve, City Security Wing, Mounted Police unit and civil police would be deployed. Besides, platoons of the Telangana State Special Police and Rapid Action Force companies too would be deployed.

Bonalu festival will be celebrated on Sunday while the procession would be taken out on Monday.

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Prohibitory orders have been issued stating that toddy/ wine shops, including bars in restaurants (excluding bars in star hotels and registered clubs) within the twin cities, would remain closed from 6 am on Sunday to 6 am on Tuesday in view of the festival.

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