Police tighten security for peaceful festival
Jamshedpur, Oct. 17 : The new No Entry timing for heavy vehicles was implemented from today in view of Dhanteras and Diwali festivities. Entry of heavy vehicles into the city was restricted between 3 pm and 11 pm today because of Dhanteras. The same restriction will come into force tomorrow while on the day of Diwali on October 19 all heavy vehicles will not be allowed to ply from 6 am till 6am the next day ( October 20).
Security in the steel city has been beefed up in view of Diwali. Additional police forces will be deployed at sensitive places including Railway Station and crowded places in the city. All police stations have been asked to keep a tab on spots infamous for gambling.
Deputy superintendent of police, Composite Control Room (CCR) Sudhir Kumar said that they would start raiding the places where gambing is organised.
“We have received information about gambling. We have decided to conduct raids at the public places like bus-stand, parks, empty houses or under-constructed houses. We will arrest those found indulged in the act and will prosecute them under Section 13 of the gambling act,” said Kumar.
The DSP said those who organise the gambling if caught during the raids will be prosecuted under 3/4 of the Gambling Act and will get bail from the court only. He stated that the officers in-charge of the police stations have been instructed to check gambling in their respective areas.
Other places where gambling is organised include marketplaces in Sakchi, Bistupur, Kadma, Sonari and Golmuri. The gambling is also held at some houses in the residential locality of Baradwari, Sonari and Sakchi.
Another police official went on to add that several preventive measures have been taken to deal with any adverse situation in the district. He has directed the fire department officers to ensure that fire tenders are stationed at important places and other places in view of possibility of fire.
He said that in view of heavy rush in the market, a constable had been deployed to guard prominent businessmen including big jewellery shop owners in the city. Police deployed in market areas were vigilant to avoid untoward incidents. For peaceful conduct of Diwali, adequate police forces have been deployed at sensitive and crowded places to avoid untoward incidents in the city. Police patrolling has been intensified at various places in the city.