Ahead of Padmaavat release, cinema halls to get security cover
New Delhi: Delhi Police will begin patrolling areas near cinema halls on January 25, a day before the long-awaited Hindi film 'Padmavat' hits theatres across the country.
Law enforcement agencies have briefed their staff to be on high alert, especially South Delhi Police, whose personnel will beef up security and patrol cinema halls in posh areas of Greater Kailash and Saket.
A senior official said they will make sure that no untoward incidents occur.
Policemen in adjoining district of South East Delhi have also been briefed to be alert on that day. Sources claimed that DCP (South East) Chinmoy Biswal on Wednesday held a meeting with all SHOs of the district regarding the security arrangements ahead of the film's release.
In South East Delhi, Lajpat Nagar and Nehru Place will witness heightened security. The Cyber Cell of Delhi Police will also keep a tab on social media to stop any hatred messages.
A senior police official from New Delhi district said they will not permit any protests in their jurisdiction, where security has already been beefed on account of Republic Day.
Central Delhi Police have identified certain cinema halls in their areas and will brief their owners regarding safety and security. "We have three to four cinema halls and their staffs will be briefed," said a senior police official.
Protests have been witness across the country against the movie. Hindu fringe group Karni Sena has been at the forefront of protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film. Another fringe group, Hindu Sena, have claimed that they will protest against the movie in Delhi.
DCP Madhur Verma, PRO, Delhi Police, told Millennium Post that in view of Republic Day, security has been heightened in the Capital.
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