A hawk’s eye over Ganesh pandals in Nalgonda district

Ganesh Pandals

Nalgonda: In all, 5,262 Ganesh pandals were put up in the district for Ganesh Navarathi Utsavs. According to the official figures, 2,493 Ganesh pandals were setup in the limits of Nalgonda Police Sub-Division, 1,591 in Miryalaguda Police Sub-Division limits and 1,178 Ganesh pandals in Devarakonda police sub-division limits.

Different sizes and designs of Lord Ganesh idols were installed at the pandals amidst vedic rituals. Ganesh pandals were also decked up with colorful lights at all the places.

About 206 Ganesh pandals were set up in Nalgonda Town-I Police Station Limits, which was a communally sensitive area in the district headquarters. Keeping that in the mind, the police held tight checkup and brought in all 92 CC cameras into functioning to keep an eagle eye on the movements of the suspicious persons.

About 15- areas in Nalgonda have been identified as communally sensitive ones and special security measures were taken up by  the police. The police forces also conducted flag march at sensitive areas in Nalgonda Town-I area. The district police also made elaborate security arrangements for Ganesh utsavs across the district. In all, 600 constables, 400 trainee constables, 200 NCC and NSS cadets were pressed into service for smooth completion of Ganesh utsavs.

In addition to this, five DSPs, 20 CIs and 50 Sub-Inspectors have been deputed for security to make the festival accident free. The police made security arrangements by dividing a police station limits into five sectors. Mobile police teams conducted patrolling in the area round the clock. A Circle Inspector rank officer lead the patrolling team which would cover identified communal sensitive areas.

In addition to existing CC cameras, additional 100 CC Cameras have been setup by the police at the strategic points in the district. As a precautionary measure, the police bind over 120 communal rowdy sheeters in the district. Using DJ at Ganesh pandals and Ganesh Immersion procession was also banned.