To Ensure Safe Holi, Cops Gave Counselling To Helmetless Riders


Kolkata: Kolkata Police have made elaborate security arrangements to avoid any untoward incident during Holi. But, a little twist in the arrangements. They gave counselling to the helmetless riders instead of arrest. This good initiative was taken by Kolkata police on Thursday to ensure safe holi and safe journey.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had directed all her cabinet colleagues on Monday, to keep watch in their respective areas and districts, so that no one can make any attempt of creating any disturbance. She had said: “Peace should be maintained during Holi and there should be vigil so that no one can even attempt to create any disturbance.”

Officers-in-charge of local police stations held meetings with people’s representatives in the area, members of local clubs and representatives of all religions. Meetings have also been held with representatives of residential complexes as well.

The police have sought help and cooperation of people from all walks of life, to ensure an untoward incident-free Holi. At the same time, additional policemen will also be deployed at different parts of the state.

The policemen will be posted at vulnerable areas and at the same time, the police will also keep watch on anyone moving around suspiciously, with the intention of creating any disturbance.