New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Elaborate security arrangements, including deployment of paramilitary forces, have been made to ensure a safe Dussehra in the national capital.
"Around 25,000 police personnel, including also paramilitary jawans, would be deployed on city roads," a senior police officer told IANS.
Twenty companies of Delhi Police from reserved battalions and 18 companies of paramilitary forces have been set to the task of guarding the Dussehra grounds, markets, railway stations and bus stands.
Early this month, Delhi Police arrested four suspected terrorists who were planning attacks in the national capital, during the festive season. Senior police officers of each district have been asked to maintain vigil during the festivities, the police officer said.
"There will be an adequately large contingent of personnel in the central and north districts," said Taj Hassan, Joint Commissioner of Police.
Three companies of Delhi Police will be deployed in different Dussehra grounds, Hassan said.
"CCTV cameras have been installed at Dussehra grounds. A small number of mounted police will also be used during the function," an officer said.
"Delhi Police are ready, and security measures are in place for Wednesday's festivities," Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said.