Forty corporations of central paramilitary forces shall be deployed for the Kumbh Mela beginning right here subsequent month, a senior police official mentioned. The Centre has given its approval for the deployment of 40 corporations of paramilitary forces, together with seven corporations every of the SSB and the CISF, six of the ITBP and 10 every of the BSF and the CRPF, for the mela, Inspector Normal of Police (Kumbh Mela) Sanjay Gunjyal mentioned.
5 corporations of the central paramilitary forces will arrive on January 1. The subsequent batch of seven corporations shall be obtained on February 1, Gunjyal mentioned.
On the primary bathing days or ‘Shahi Snan’ days, twelve-fourteen corporations of the central paramilitary forces shall be deployed within the mela space, the IG mentioned.
Apart from these, he mentioned, the Centre can also be sending NSG commandos, snipers and bomb disposal squads with anti-sabotage sniffer canines on the state authorities’s request.
Gunjyal additionally attended a seminar with Ganga Sabha representatives to assessment the preparations for Kumbh and invited options from them on the right way to enhance the preparations, calling them one of many principal stakeholders within the organisation of the occasion.
Ganga Sabha president Pradeep Jha prompt that Har ki Pairi ghat ought to be declared a shoe-free zone throughout the occasion.
Devotees staying at inns and dharmashalas throughout the occasion ought to by requested by their managements to go to Har ki Pairi with out their sneakers on, he mentioned.
Gunjyal mentioned police personnel deployed at Har ki Pairi may also be requested to put on sneakers and belts made of fabric aside from leather-based.