3k security personnel ensure peaceful Dharam Sansad
New Delhi: Amid tight security, right-wing group Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) 'Dharam Sansad', was held at the famous Ramlila ground in Delhi on Sunday. Police claimed that no untoward incident reported during the programme whereas in some part of city traffic snarls were witnessed.
According to police, more than 3000 security personnel were deployed at the spot in Central Delhi including 15 DCP rank officers. All were divided into 11 regions. "Around 25 police companies including outside forces were on toes and no untoward incident reported from the spot," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Mandeep Singh Randhawa. He further stated that deployment started from the late night on Saturday.
Snipers were deployed on high-rises around the Maidan and other security arrangements were made. Swat and anti-sabotage teams were also keeping their vigil. Police sources claimed that before the rally, the meeting took place between senior police officers in which the security arrangements were reviewed.
Police claimed that apart from security personnel, around 1000 traffic policemen were managing traffic. Anticipating the turnout, the Delhi traffic police had already placed diversions around Ramlila Maidan. Through Twitter handle on Sunday morning Delhi Traffic Police tweeted "No Traffic will be allowed on the following roads due to rally at Ramlila Maidan- 1. Ranjeet Singh Flyover from Guru Nanak Chowk to Barakhambha Road 2. JLN Marg (from Rajghat to Delhi Gate) 3. Chaman Lal Marg Near VIP Gate".
Meanwhile, traffic snarls were reported from several parts of Capital.
According to the report, snarls were reported near ITO, Darya Ganj, Outer ring road. Through social media, commuters reported about the snarls.
"All entry and exit points of Darya Ganj have been blocked due to Ramlila Maidan rally - how are residents supposed to commute - why are we made to suffer ?" claimed a twitter handle whereas another Twitterati said "outer ring road heavy tragic due to Vishal Hindu Parisad Raily near Rajghat." The Delhi Traffic continuously provided the area traffic inspector numbers to the commuters so that they can contact them.
People from different parts of the country visited the Ramlila Ground. For the vendors, the rally brought a little smile on their faces as they were able to sold their eatable items.