The Telegraph
Saturday , October 20 , 2012
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Extra cover for pandals

A hassle-free Puja is a happy Puja. And Ranchi police are pulling out all the stops to ensure that the five-day festivities remain peaceful. Hereís a sneak peek into security arrangements in place for you

Fairís fair

Policewomen in plainclothes are being deployed at most of the 130 Durga Puja pandals to look out for children and young girls who are often targeted by depraved men. Policewomen in uniform, on the other hand, will keep an eye on chain snatchers

Rapid vigil

Rapid Armed Police and home guard jawans will also be stationed at prominent pandals for crowd control and to keep rowdies at bay. Volunteers and policemen in plainclothes will keep tabs on pickpockets

Third eye

Where man fails, machine helps. SSP Saket Kumar Singh, who did a security recce at 20 big-budget pandals on Thursday, has asked organisers to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras so that rogue visitors can be easily identified and nailed

Dial in distress

Pandal-hoppers in trouble can dial 100 for help. They can also call senior law officers on their personal and office numbers displayed at police stations and other noticeable locations

Lost & found

Public address systems and volunteers in every pandal will ensure that no one, especially children, go missing. Ranchi police are also advising parents to keep a piece of paper containing name and address details in their childís pocket or bag.