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Police, District Armed Reserve and KSRP have been deployed

The SPG has already inspected the routes and spots where Mr. Gandhi will visit

MYSORE: The Mysore district police has deployed a large number of police personnel to assist the elite Special Protection Group (SPG) for the All India Congress Committee general secretary Rahul Gandhi’s visit on Tuesday.

Superintendent of Mysore district police Rama Subba told The Hindu that elaborate security arrangements have been made along the route of Mr. Gandhi’s brief stop-overs at various places in the district.

“We have made security arrangements at Kavalande, Nanjangud and H D Kote. Civil policemen, besides personnel drawn from District Armed Reserve (DAR) and Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) will be deployed,” he said. Mr. Rama Subba said policemen will also be deployed at the junctions along the roads on which Mr. Gandhi will travel. The SPG personnel, who arrived two days ago, have already inspected the routes and spots where Mr. Gandhi will visit.

Mr. Gandhi, who is scheduled to address a meeting of volunteers of Nehru Yuvaka Kendra drawn from different states at Nanjangud, is expected to make a brief halt at H D Kote before proceeding to Nagarhole forests to spend the night. Inspector General of Southern Range Jeevan Kumar Gaonkar also inspected various locations along Mr. Gandhi’s tour schedule.

The SPG is understood to have changed the venue of Mr. Gandhi’s meeting with Nehru Yuvaka Kendra volunteers in Nanjangud after finding the choultry unsuitable due to security reasons. The SPG is believed to have identified an alternate venue. The police has not allowed the Congress to put up a shamiana at Bapuji Circle for a brief interaction with Mr. Gandhi. The shamiana will now be put up in front of Ambedkar Bhavan in the town, police sources said.

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