Police tell representatives of Thevar outfits

Ahead of the Muthuramalinga Thevar Jayanthi celebrations slated for October 30, the Madurai City Police officers addressed the representatives of Thevar outfits here on Wednesday.

Like last year

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner of Police (law and order) R. Thirunavukarasu said that like the previous year, two-wheeler riders would be prohibited to move around the Thevar statue at Goripalayam.

Volunteers from the Mukulathor outfits were told to be physically present and ensure that there was no crowding near the ladder point or atop of the Thevar statue. Similarly, the functionaries were informed to take the routes approved by the police and no provocative posters would be allowed.

The representatives, who had come from various outfits, assured to cooperate with the police in celebrating the Jayanthi peacefully.

In the history of Madurai, last year, when P. Kannappan (Inspector General and Commissioner of Police) was at the helm of affairs, there were no untoward incidents before, during and after the Thevar Jayanthi, police officers attached with the law and order wing recalled.

The volunteers, who adhered to the laws strictly, followed the dos and don’ts listed out by the police.

The serpentine queue of the volunteers, who had come from far and near to offer garlands to the Thevar, displayed discipline as there was absolutely no problem in maintenance of law and order then, they said.

Assurance

Many senior representatives with the Mukulathor outfits said that they would cooperate with the enforcing agencies and promised to celebrate it without any untoward incidents.

The police said that a large number of police personnel would be deployed from October 29 onwards and TASMAC run liquor shops closed for the two days.

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