CM reviews law and order, security measures

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Hyderabad, Aug 30 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today reviewed the law and order situation in the state in general and security measures for the Ramzan and Ganesh Chaturthi festivals, in particular.

He told the DGP in a meeting here to ensure that as many forces as possible are drafted from outside the city and also from central forces. The forces should be deployed from the very first day of the festive season itself.

He was informed that more than 25,000 police forces would be deployed for the festival to maintain law and order and more forces would be kept ready in case of any contingency, an official release said.

The release said forces were being drafted from CRPF and APSP.

Peace committees were formed comprising all communities in all places, even in every police-station limites. Meetings of the peace committees were being held regularly. All the sensitive places will be kept under close observation.

All main Ganesh 'mandapams' will be provided tight security.

The smaller ones would be closely monitored by mobile patrol.

Even volunteers were being trained for security alert. Movements around places of Ganesh worship would be closely monitored with extra vigil, the release added.

Police should be on round the clock vigil in every nook and corner of the state and also in places like Bodhan, Nalgonda, Vikarabad, Kurnool and other district headquarters, Dr Reddy said.

The Chief Minister also reviewed the general law and order situation in the state. He was informed that the law and order situation by and large was better this year and stringent action was also taken against ragging in colleges in the state. Action was taken even against the erring colleges, which could not prevent ragging.

Home Minister K Jana Reddy, Chief Secretary P Ramakanth Reddy, DGP SSP Yadav, Commissioners of Hyderabad and Cyberabad police B Prasad Rao and S Prabhakar Reddy, Addl DGP (intelligence) K Arvind Rao, Addl DGP (Law and Order) A K Khan, Principal Secretary, Home, Ajoyendra Pyal, Principal Secretary, Political, R S Gonela and other offficials attended the meeting.

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