Madurai Bureau

Warns against vehicle rooftop travel by passengers

1,000 policemen for Marudhu brothers’ anniversary

All vehicles will be videographed by the police

MADURAI: Vehicles carrying passengers on rooftop during the Thevar jayanthi celebrations would be impounded, said Director General of Police K. P. Jain here on Sunday.

After reviewing security arrangements with senior police officers at Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga districts, Mr. Jain said that all vehicles would be videographed by the police at several points.

“The police will not permit people to travel on rooftop of vehicles. Any violation will be severely dealt with as per the law. We will even cancel the permits,” he said.

As many as 1,000 police personnel would be deployed at various points for the Marudhu brothers’ anniversary celebrations at Kalayarkoil in Sivaganga district on October 27.

Another 3,000 policemen would be deployed for the Muthuramalinga Thevar guru puja celebrations on October 30 at Pasumpon in Ramanathapuram district.

Besides, seven SPs, DIG of Police and ADGP (law and order) would be monitoring the movements, Mr. Jain said.

Inspector General of Police (South Zone) Sanjeev Kumar said that the police had impounded 14 vehicles which allegedly violated norms during the Immanuel Sekaran anniversary celebrations in Paramakudi last month. All arrangements were in place and the police were fully geared for smooth conduct of the celebrations, he added.

Visits Pasumpon

Mr. Jain visited Pasumpon, where he inspected the Thevar memorial, entry and exit points, VIP parking lot and other areas.

He held discussions with S.S. Krishnamoorthy, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Madurai and Ramanathapuram ranges); K. A. Senthilvelan, Superintendent of Police, Ramanathapuram; and N. Kannan, Superintendent of Police, Sivaganga.

Mr. Jain also visited Kalayarkoil and assessed the bandobust scheme for Marudhu brothers’ anniversary celebrations.