Aizawl, Dec 19: Tight security arrangements were made in and around Aizawl to ensure that the people celebrate Christmas and New Year peacefully and free of unwanted incidents, a senior police officer said on Friday.
Aizawl Superintendent of Police C Laldina told PTI that four police stations in Aizawl would conduct foot patrolling from tonight saying, "Each police station would send out two patrolling parties round the clock which would be able to cover even the remotest places of the capital city."
"Armed police, dividing into two groups (at least 15 cops each) would cover the areas of Aizawl Police Station and Bawngkawn Police Station respectively," the SP said, adding that two sections of armed police dividing into two groups would also cover the jurisdictions of Kulikawn and Vaivakawn Police stations respectively.
Round-the-clock patrolling and duty would begin from today and would continue till January three, 2015.
District police had already open three helplines in the main Aizawl market area where unarmed policemen including women cops were deployed to help people in the market places.
The SP said that prohibition of firecrackers would be strictly enforced during the festive season.
Executive magistrates would also be on duty in different places of Aizawl, the Deputy Commissioner's office said, adding that Aizawl and surrounding areas were divided into 13 sectors where an executive magistrate would be on duty in each sector.