Pune Police makes elaborate security arrangements for CYG

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Pune, Oct 9 (UNI) Police have made adequate security arrangements for the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG), scheduled to be held here from October 12 to 18, City Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh said today.

Addressing a news conference here, Dr Singh said they have not received any threat alert from intelligence agencies, adding ''we are fully prepared to meet any eventuality during the games''.

He said around 7,000 policemen would be deployed during the inaugural and valedictory ceremony of the CYG.

A total of 7,000 policemen from the city would be on duty, however 300 more security officials have also been demanded from outside the city, State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) and Paramilitary forces would also be deployed.

The Police have banned spectators from carrying their mobile phones inside the Balewadi sports complex during the inaugural and valedictory ceremonies of the Games. Cameras water-bottles, bags, eatbles and match-boxes have also been banned. Vehicles going towards the stadium would be thoroughly checked and nakabandi points have been identified, Mr Singh said.

The police have marked four parking lots near the stadium and citizens were requested to park their vehicles there. Special buses would ferry them from the parking lots to the stadium.

A team of 50 trained police personnel were attached to the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) of the city police, he said, adding, ''we have five teams in the BDDS and have got five additional teams from the Director General of Police.'' The additional staff would remain attached to the BDDS till the games are over on October 18, he pointed out.

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