For the Ram Navami processions in Kolkata, security was stepped up

Due to the processions that would be held in the city on Ram Navami, Kolkata was placed under strict security on Wednesday.

Around 2,500 police officers, including members of armed police units, have been stationed on the streets to maintain peace and order for the duration of the day, according to a senior municipal police official.

Concurrently, a single Heavy Radio Flying Squad (HRFS) unit has been stationed in front of every police station. This unit’s mission is to promptly respond to any area of conflict or unrest in the vicinity of its position and assume command of the situation.

Sources said that similar safety measures are being implemented in regions within the jurisdiction of the three police commiserates that border Kolkata: Bidhannagar, Howrah, and Barrackpore.

In addition, the Election Commission has instructed the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of West Bengal to closely monitor the progress of this year’s Ram Navami processions in light of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the first round of which will take place on Friday.

There will be more security measures in place this year, according to CEO of West Bengal Ariz Aftab. It has come to light that certain security measures have been implemented at the state’s selected vulnerable areas.

Recall that there were two distinct violent occurrences involving Ram Navami processions in the districts of Howrah and Hooghly last year. An investigation into such concerns is also being carried out by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

In the meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the state’s residents to observe Ram Navami in a message she released in the morning. “Happy Ram Navami to everybody on this auspicious day. In her message, she pleaded for the preservation of everyone’s wealth, peace, and growth.

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