UP poll rallies: Special security arrangements for PM Modi, Rahul

Various security agencies have been busy arranging security measures for PM Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi for the ongoing Uttar Pradesh election rallies.

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Ghaziabad, Feb 7: A team of Special Protection Group arrived in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday and held a meeting with senior officials of Meerut zone to review the security arrangements at Kamla Nehru Nagar for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election rally on Wednesday.

Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar said the SPG team on Monday rehearsed the landing and take-off of the helicopters at a helipad prepared by Central Public Works Department.

Narendra Modi

Inspector General of Police, Meerut zone, Ajay Anand also inspected the rally venue. The ground was sanitised by metal, land mine detectors and sniffer dogs. Thereafter, it was handed over to the security agencies for the rally of the Prime Minister who will arrive in the city around 11 am on February 8, officials said.

On the same day, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will arrive in Murad Nagar to address poll meeting at Ramlila ground at Raoli road in the afternoon. A SPG team visited the meeting venue and instructed officials to sanitise it.

PTI 

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