Authorities in Maharashtra’s Latur town, which is experiencing an unprecedented water scarcity this summer, on Monday said they had decided to deploy police personnel at water supply spots if the situation demanded.
“The municipal corporation has already deployed home guards at the water tanks. If needed, we will deploy police there to prevent any law and order issue from arising over water supply,” Latur Superintendent of Police Dnyanesh Chavan told PTI.
“There are six main water tanks in Latur. There is already a police chowki next to one of the tanks. We have increased patrolling in these areas,” Chavan said.
District Collector Pandurang Pol last month clamped section 144 of CrPC in drought-stricken Latur to bar the assembly of more than five people around wells and water-filling points to prevent possible violence.
The order was in force till March 31. — PTI
We have increased patrolling near six main water tanks
Latur Superintendent of Police