Security increased ahead of Sri Rama Navami in districts
Deccan Chronicle.| MOULI MAREEDU
Permission denied for taking out processions in Bhainsa
Vikarabad SP. N. Koti Reddy conducted a video conference with district officers and directed them to take measures for smooth conduct of festivals. Representational image/S. Surender Reddy
Hyderabad: Following intelligence alerts of possible disturbances during the shobha yatras to mark Sriramanavami and Hanuman Jayanti, district police officials on Thursday reviewed the security arrangements and issued fresh orders.
The Nirmal police denied permission to Hindu Vahini for taking out a procession in the communally sensitive area. As police had refused permission in Bhainsa, the organisers approached the courts seeking permission to hold the processions for Sriramanavami on April 10 and Hanuman Jayanati on April 16.
Nirmal superintendent of police (SP) Challa Praveen Kumar said that Bhainsa police took the decision as last year’s law and order disturbances in which 12 persons were injured.
"No one has approached us for permission in Nirmal. We will give the nod if they agree to the conditions that we have set forth," the SP said.
Vikarabad SP. N. Koti Reddy conducted a video conference with district officers and directed them to take measures for smooth conduct of festivals.
"All history-sheeters must be counselled in police stations. There should be a close vigil on their movements during the festive season," Koti Reddy said.
Jogulamba-Gadwal SP J Ranjan Ratan said that he had interacted with religious heads in Gadwal town and directed them to install CC cameras at all places of worship to prevent untoward incidents.