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CM Mamta orders strict Police arrangements during Hanuman Jayanti Celebrations

CM Mamta orders strict Police arrangements during Hanuman Jayanti Celebrations
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Kolkata: The West Bengal Police is taking precautionary steps making elaborate arrangements to avoid any breakout of communal clashes during Hanuman Jayanti celebrations following the violence that broke out during Ram Navami Celebrations.

Ban has been placed on armed rallies, while additional security forces will be deployed in each district outside every religious place in the state. Police personnel will be patrolling sensitive areas prone to communal clashes, along with monitoring Bangladesh and inter-state borders said a Police official.

Senior Police Officer of Bengal Police said: “Elaborate arrangements have been made. Police will be deployed in every corner of the state, we will keep a tab on any suspicious movement. No one will be allowed to take out armed rallies,” PTI reports.

“We have reports that those involved in Sunday’s violence (in the Asansol and Raniganj areas of West Burdwan district) were outsiders,” the official said.

Meanwhile CM Mamta held a meeting with the State Director General of Police, ADG (law and order), home security, chief secretary directing them to make strict arrangements to avoid any communal clash on Hanuman Jayanti.

The recent communal violence during Ram Navami claimed several lives including police personnel from West Burdwan and Purulia districts.