Gujarat: Tight security for Narendra Modi, Vaghela's fast

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Narendra Modi, Gujarat CM
Ahmedabad, Sep 17: With Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela all set to begin their three-day fast here from Sep 17 (today), the city has virtually turned into a fortress.

"With both Modi and Vaghela having Z+ and Z category security respectively, a huge contingent of police force has been deployed at both the venues where these leaders would be observing the fast from September 17 to 19," said city Police Commissioner, S K Sinha.

"Moreover, many other national level BJP leaders like L K Advani, Rajnath Singh, Prakash Singh Badal and others have intimated us that they would be coming to visit Modi and adequate security arrangements have been made for them as well," he said.

Sinha also said that bomb disposal squads, anti-sabotage squad, dog squad, a Quick Response Team (QRT) and State Reserve Police (SRP) units have been deployed at the Gujarat University Convention Hall, the venue for Modi's fast.

He, however, declined to give specific number and areas of deployment of the forces due to security reasons.

About 25,000 people are expected to be at the venue at any given point of time, Sinha said.

"Over 50 CCTV cameras would be fitted at the Convention Hall which would help us track the happening at the venue," he added.

PTI

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