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Immersion: Cop acts as Good Samaritan, bandages injured person before sending him to hospital

Kolkata: The humane face of Kolkata Police once again came to light when a traffic sergeant left a remarkable example after he was found putting a bandage around an injured person who received head injuries during an immersion procession at Princep Ghat before sending him to the hospital.
The video went viral on Facebook with thousands of people liking it and appreciating this compassionate move of Kolkata Police.
He received the injury after his head hit against a rod of a truck and was found bleeding profusely.
Elaborate arrangements made by Kolkata Police have ensured trouble-free immersion of idols of goddess Kali at different ghats along River Hooghly.
There were around 3,500 Barowari Kali Pujas in Kolkata and the city police have made all necessary arrangements to avoid any untoward incident. Similar initiatives have been taken to ensure peaceful immersion.
Only a handful number of Puja organisers chose to immerse their idols on Friday while maximum number of immersions took place on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Additional policemen were posted at all the ghats and officers of river traffic section of the Kolkata Police were also found keeping a close watch. The officers were on-duty on boats near the ghats and there were constant announcements using public addressing system to make people aware of the risks they might face during immersion of idols.
At the same time, necessary steps were also taken to ensure proper management of vehicular movement near the ghats to avoid traffic congestion. Parking lots were also being earmarked and the police didn't allow any vehicle to park elsewhere apart from the parking lots.
There was strict vigil to check use of banned firecrackers. The police had arrested several persons on the day of Kali Puja to prevent any untoward incident and have seized 225 kg of banned firecrackers as well. It may be mentioned that maximum quantity of banned firecrackers were recovered from South Division and South Suburban Division on the day of Kali Puja.
Around 55 kg of banned firecrackers were recovered from each of the divisions. Around 51.5 kg of banned firecrackers were recovered from Eastern Suburban division.
Only 12 kg and 14 kg banned firecrackers were seized from North Division and Central Division respectively on the day of Kali Puja.
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