Hyderabad: Around 5,000 personnel have been deployed to guard Hanuman Jayanti procession on Friday. The procession will start at Gowliguda and conclude at Bowenpally after covering 14 km. Hyderabad police commissioner M. Mahendar Reddy said security precautions have been taken for the procession.
Police has issued orders to shut bars and liquor shops ahead of the festivities.
The procession will begin at 10.30 am from the Sri Ram Mandir at Gowliguda Kaman and will conclude at the Hanuman temple at Old Bowenpally.
In addition to the city police, personnel from the Telangana Special Police, Armed Reserve battalions, Rapid Action Force and other wings have been drafted in.
“We have already started anti-sabotage checks and dog squads and bomb disposal squads have been checking the procession route every day.” a senior official from the city police said. In all, 260 CCTV cameras have been installed along the route.
Police has conducted meetings with the procession organisers and peace committees. The police has drafted about 100 youth volunteers to help them out.
“We are taking additional safety measures at religious places of other communities. DJ sound system is strictly banned,” said another senior official from the city police.