Police to restrict arms during Ram Navami to ensure peace
Bolpur: The police will not give any permission to carry arms during Ram Navami procession and will chalk out the route which the organisers will have to follow, Surajit Kar Purkayastha, Director General of Police, said here on Wednesday afternoon.
While addressing the administrative review meeting, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked him to speak about the steps that have been taken to ensure a peaceful Ram Navami.
The Chief Minister said, "do not allow any new organisation to hold the procession with arms. Only some organisations that carry arms traditionally, will be allowed. There are two organisations, one in Howrah and the other one in Asansol, who will be allowed to hold the procession with arms, which is their tradition."
Also, the police will take stern action against the rumour mongers, added Banerjee.
The DGP said that for the past few days, attempts are being made to create tension by uploading "false and deliberate messages on Facebook."
He lauded the role played by civic volunteers and green police as well as some social clubs, in providing information to police about "these evil forces."
Banerjee said those who provide correct information, should be rewarded. "Keep your eyes and ears open and ensure peace in the society," the Chief Minister urged people.