Elaborate arrangements have been made by the police to avoid any untoward incident in front of the state Secretariat during Left Front's march to Nabanna on Monday.
According to sources, there will be several layers of police posting to stop the protestors from approaching the state Secretariat. There had been some instances in the past when situation had turned worse when agitators suddenly started pelting stones at the cops. Several policemen were injured in such incidents. Thus to avoid the chaos during Monday's march of the Left Front to Nabanna, the police have taken all necessary measures.
Anuj Sharma, ADG (Law and Order) said: "We are making necessary arrangements and actions will be taken if anyone tries to break Section 144 of CrPC."
It is learnt that additional policemen and women police will be deployed. There will also be Quick Response Team (QRT), Heavy Radio Flying Squad (HRFS) and Radio Flying Squad (RFS).
There will be police posting at different points to stop the agitators at least two to three kilometers away from the state Secretariat. The spots where there will be police postings include the intersection of Kazipara and GT Road, Telkalghat more on Foreshore Road, Mandirtala Crossing, Chatterjeehaat, Sheikhpara and Santragachi station in Howrah side.
There will also be arrangements in some parts of Kolkata from where the Left Front supporters will be marching towards Nabanna. The areas include Hastings and Mayo Road.
At each of the points, there will be police pickets at several levels so that they cannot reach Nabanna even after breaking the first security barricade.
Senior police officers feel that there will be a good turnout on Monday and they also suspect disruptions in traffic movement as Left Front supporters will be marching from Howrah Station and several other points.
Thus, besides taking steps to avoid deterioration of the law and order situation, the cops have also made elaborate arrangements to avoid traffic congestion on the first working day of the week.