Telangana: Security stepped up ahead of ‘Krishna Pushkarlu’

Hyderabad: Telangana police have stepped up security for the 12-day ‘Krishna Pushkarlu’ starting Friday. More than 13,000 police-personnel have been deployed along with eight IPS officers for supervision at various ghats, said Director General of Police Anurag Sharma in a statement in Hyderabad. Of the total force, 6,754 police personnel have been deployed in Nalgonda district and the remaining 6,720 in Mahbubnagar district, according to the statement.

“Apart from the police-personnel, 8,878 volunteers from NCC and social organisations have also been taken up to support the police personnel on duty and 900 handsets have been provided for policemen for communication,” the DGP said. According to him, 57 Pushkar ghats in Mahbubnagar and 28 in Nalgonda districts have been erected. Two integrated control rooms have been set up in addition to a control room at every ghat, the release added. The DGP said 27 SHE teams and 80 anti-sabotage checks teams are also deployed.

Around 555 CCTV cameras have been installed in two districts, it added. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is expected to take a holy dip at Gondimalla ghat and visit Jogulambda temple in Alampur on Friday.