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Four-layer security blanket for city ODI

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 27 � A four-layer security blanket has been thrown in and around the Nehru stadium, the venue for tomorrow�s one day international to be played between India and New Zealand as top officials of district administration and police department today said allayed fear of any specific threat perception during tomorrow�s match.

Briefing the media about security-related issues today ahead of tomorrow�s series opener were Ashutosh Agnihotri, Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup Metropolitan district, Inspector General of Police (CWR) Pallav Bhattacharya, IGP (Security) SN Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police (City) PC Saloi and Traffic SP Vivekananda Das.

�Though there is no specific threat percept in view of the match, the police department does not want to take any chances with the security issue. Fool-proof arrangements have been made for the cricket match and specific instructions have also been passed,� SSP (City) Pradeep Chandra Saloi told reporters today.

Inspector General of Police (CWR) Pallav Bhattacharya also the security in-charge for tomorrow�s match also appealed to the spectators not to carry anything prohibited in the overleaf of the entry ticket, including cell phones water bottle and bags.

�Top priority is being given to the security of players and officials and constant vigil is maintained,� Bhattacharya pointed out. The department has also effected certain regulations for the movement and parking of vehicles for the match.

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