Amid intelligence inputs about a doable terror threat in Mumbai on the eve of the New Year, town police have beefed up safety at railway stations and different public locations, and likewise cancelled the weekly offs of its personnel in order that your entire power stays out there, officers stated on Thursday.
“In order to take care of regulation and order state of affairs, police are on alert and protecting a strict vigil throughout town on December 31. Considering the potential for folks’s gathering at outstanding locations just like the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, a lot of personnel might be deployed within the metropolis on the eve of the New Year,” a police official stated.
As there have been some inputs about a doable terror threat in the course of the New Year celebrations and as railway stations are delicate targets, the safety of outstanding stations has additionally been elevated, one other official stated.
In the wake of emergence of the brand new ‘Omicron’ variant of COVID-19, the Mumbai Police have prohibited New Year celebrations and gatherings in any closed or open area, together with motels and eating places. The orders had been issued on Wednesday underneath Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) Section 144 by Deputy Commissioner of Police (operations) S Chaitanya.
“Mumbai police have prohibited all the brand new yr gatherings and events in closed and open locations, there’s a chance that individuals can collect within the teams no more than 4 individuals,” the official stated.
Besides town police, the Government Railway Police (GRP) have additionally stepped up safety at outstanding railway stations contemplating the threat and anti sabotage measures have been taken, he added.
In a tweet, Quaiser Khalid, Commissioner GRP Mumbai stated, “In view of the covid 19 state of affairs we advise folks to stick to authorities instructions on the problem.”
“We @grpmumbai have deployed giant manpower for checking, frisking & anti-sabotage measures at vital Rly Stn. We will implement legal guidelines firmly. We request folks’s cooperation, ” Khalid added in a tweet.
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