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Security beefed up for Amit Shah rally

Statesman News Service | Kolkata |

No drone cameras can be used for Amit Shah’s rally at Mayo Road on Saturday, sources at Kolkata Police (KP) said on Friday.

Adequate security arrangements has been made for the rally. To maintain law and order, as many as 500 police personnel will be deployed on Saturday. They will be deployed at different corners, and will also be responsible for traffic and periphery security.

Elucidating on the security arrangements for the rally, Mr Supratim Sarkar, additional commissioner, said: “Elaborate security arrangements are being done for on Saturday. However, no drone cameras would be allowed in the rally. We have sent a mail to the central government and CRPF said that they also will not allow drone cameras due to security reasons.”

The crossing at Mayo Road remained closed to traffic after 1 p.m. on Friday to make preparations for the rally in which a huge turnout is expected. An enormous influx from the districts is expected at entry points of Sealdah and Howrah.

Due to the programme, a Mayo Road-bound vehicles are expected to be diverted. Officials from the traffic control room informed that tram services crossing through the area would remain suspended. Dufferin Road along with Mayo Road will remain closed to traffic on Saturday till the programme ends.

Vehicles plying through the Akashbani Bhawan will be diverted to Rani Rashmoni Avenue. Jawahar Lal Nehru Road-bound buses will have to be directed towards the north and then will have to come to Rani Rashmoni Avenue.

The security at Mayo Road have been beefed up on Friday. The state BJP unit alleged that some placards with messages like “BJP, leave Bengal” and “anti-Bengal BJP go back” ~ were put up by Trinamul Congress cadres, a charge denied by the ruling party.