Steps taken to ensure safety during Dasara

The police will leave no stone unturned to ensure the safety and security of people and property during the Dasara festivities, Mysore Police Commissioner Sunil Agarwal assured the citizens here on Friday.

He was speaking to presspersons at the start of the ‘route march', comprising 1,750 police officers and staff from different units, at Idgah Grounds in Tilaknagar here. The march culminated at Rajendra Kalamandira, covering a distance of over 4 km.

The general threat pertaining to terrorism was there in the whole country, but the police would not take any chances, Mr. Agarwal said. Though the primary responsibility to ensure safety and security was of the police, the secondary responsibility was of citizens in extending cooperation, he said.

Stating this was an exercise to instil confidence among the people, Mr. Agarwal added that the police force was totally equipped to tackle any eventuality during the nine days of festivities.

Director-General and Inspector-General of Police Neelam Achuta Rao has sent a requisition to the Centre, through the State Government, requesting deployment of CISF personnel as well, Mr. Agarwal added.

No compromise

Earlier, he advised the police personnel to behave courteously with the citizens and tourists.

The route march, which was led by Mr. Agarwal, went past Mission Hospital, Bamboo Bazaar, Sawdey Road, Lashkar Police Station, Ashoka Road, Clock Tower, K.R. Circle and the palace before culminating at the Rajendra Kala Mandira.

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