Jamshedpur, Jan 23: The police will tighten security arrangements across Kolhan division in view of the 71st Republic Day celebrations on January 26 . Though Intelligence reports have not specified any particular threat perception, a general alert has been sounded across the division.
However, concern over the recent spurt in criminal activities in the city over a thousand police personnel have been posted in and around the city and at all vital installations.
“High profile security arrangements have been made this time. The recent cases of the crime in the city are also one of the prime reasons for the additional deployment of security forces. JAP commandos have been deployed to thwart any untoward incident. Moreover, all the key installations in the city will also be under the hawk-eyed vigil of the police,” said a senior district official.
The district administration organised a meeting of the senior officials of civil and police administration and representatives of various institutions was held at the conference hall of collectorate under the chairmanship of DC, East Singhbum Ravi Shankar in view of the preparations for forthcoming Republic Day celebration.
During the meeting it was decided that district level main function would be held at Gopal Maidan, Bistupur and the flag hoisting will take place at 9:05 am. Various committees were constituted comprising officials of civil and police administration to review the preparedness as far as rehearsal , tableau demonstration and logistics at the venue of the main function are concerned.
“ As per the plans the rehearsal is being held till January 24 while there would be no activity on the ground on January 25 for doing lining work and final preparation for the January 26 flag hoisting ceremony,” said an official.
Students from as many as 20 schools would be taking part in the rehearsal of the parade along with units of Rapid Action Force (RAF), Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) and district police.
These apart, tableaus would be presented by civil organizations, NGOs and social organization, corporate sectors and public sector undertakings during the march past to be held after flag hoisting scheduled at 9.05 am on January 26.
There would be no-entry restriction for heavy vehicles on January 26 from morning to night (6 am to 10 pm).