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City security beefed up for Diwali

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 4 � Notwithstanding the absence of any threat perception, security in and around the Guwahati city has been beefed up in view of Diwali.

Senior Superintendent of Police (City) Pradeep Chandra Saloi told The Assam Tribune that even though there is no threat perception, the police department is leaving no stone unturned to ensure safety and security of human lives and property.

�All police stations have been alerted and round-the-clock patrolling would also be done,� Saloi said.

Another police official, when contacted, informed that the organizing committees of various puja venues have also been asked to take necessary measures to ensure safety.

�Besides, we, like previous years, would up our vigil against gambling across the city,� he stated.

Meanwhile, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has asked the district administration to take stern action on gambling and antisocial activities that can disturb public order and the Diwali spirit.

In a statement, the AASU said that it had time and again apprised the authorities concerned about the widespread gambling and other criminal activities during Diwali in both Guwahati and North Guwahati but little intervention was found to be coming from the authorities.

The student body warned that unless the authorities cracked down on the anti-social activities, it would be compelled to act against it.

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City security beefed up for Diwali

GUWAHATI, Nov 4 � Notwithstanding the absence of any threat perception, security in and around the Guwahati city has been beefed up in view of Diwali.

Senior Superintendent of Police (City) Pradeep Chandra Saloi told The Assam Tribune that even though there is no threat perception, the police department is leaving no stone unturned to ensure safety and security of human lives and property.

�All police stations have been alerted and round-the-clock patrolling would also be done,� Saloi said.

Another police official, when contacted, informed that the organizing committees of various puja venues have also been asked to take necessary measures to ensure safety.

�Besides, we, like previous years, would up our vigil against gambling across the city,� he stated.

Meanwhile, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has asked the district administration to take stern action on gambling and antisocial activities that can disturb public order and the Diwali spirit.

In a statement, the AASU said that it had time and again apprised the authorities concerned about the widespread gambling and other criminal activities during Diwali in both Guwahati and North Guwahati but little intervention was found to be coming from the authorities.

The student body warned that unless the authorities cracked down on the anti-social activities, it would be compelled to act against it.