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Padmaavat: Cops say protesters will not take law in own hands

Gurugram: A day after certain miscreants caused ruckus at the mall in Sohna road, security was tightened in the malls of Gurugram. Meanwhile, the Gurugram Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar urged the protesters to not take the law in their own hands. "In a democratic country like ours everyone has the right to protest but it should be within the framework of the law. We have formed a special team that will provide the security cover to the multiplexes that wish to screen the film," said Sandeep Khirwar, the Gurugram police commissioner.
Responding on the controversy generated by film Padmavat, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday again asserted that they will abide by the Supreme Court order of screening the film. He also said that if the theatre owners will ask for security they will not hesitate in proving so.
The response of the Chief Minister came at a time when the leader of Karni Sena Lokendra Singh Kalvi was also in the city and threatened of mass protests if the film is screened. Even as the top cop of Haryana, the director general of police BS Sandhu was in town for formal inauguration of STF headquarters in Bhondsi, Gurugram, it did not deter Karni Sena to register their protest on Sunday.
Commuters who use MG road and Sohna road had to face major troubles on Sunday as the workers of the Fringe unit blocked the two major routes of the city chanting slogans against film Padmavat. The workers threatened that they will vandalise the theatres in the city if the film is allowed to release.
The workers were later rounded off by the law enforcement officials and later released. Meanwhile, commenting on the challenge of maintaining law and order situation amid the threat posed by Karni Sena, the top cop affirmed that his forces will abide by the Supreme Court orders and maintain the orderliness on January 25.
To further increase the security, the deputy commissioner ordered that section 144 will be imposed at arrange of 200 metres from the multiplexes. People will be barred to congregate in groups and carry weapons. It will be imposed till January 28.
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