Press Trust of India
Kolkata, 5 October
The police have tightened security in West Bengal, particularly in border areas, for peaceful celebration of Durga puja, the biggest festival of the state.
In the metropolis, hundreds of CCTV cameras have been installed and policemen in plainclothes have been deployed to keep a close watch.
“We have wrapped up the city with security cover so that no untoward incident takes place. There is close coordination between all police stations under Kolkata police and the headquarters. More policemen have been deployed on the streets,” Kolkata police commissioner Surojit Kar Purakayastha said here.
Asked whether the Kolkata police has taken any special measure to avoid communal tension here in the backdrop of the Muzzafarnagar riots in Uttar Pradesh, Mr Purakaystha said: “We are keeping a close watch on each and every incident. Although so far we don’t have any such report.”
Security has been tightened in all border districts and Intelligence Branch personnel are keeping a round the clock watch. “Vigil has been increased in the bordering areas of the state to keep a tab on any kind of suspicious movement,” said a senior police official of West Bengal Police.