Tight security across Odisha for Independence Day: DGP

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Bhubaneswar: Security measures have been tightened across the State ahead of the 71st Independence Day, said DGP KB Singh today. Meanwhile, a full dress parade rehearsal was held at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg here.

All the troops that will participate in the Independence Day parade on Tuesday took part in the practice today morning.

DGP KB Singh informed that for the first time ITPP, Odisha Swift Action Force, ODRAF contingents have been included in the parade. “We have been very selective in choosing the participating contingents. Last time there were 65 contingents but this year we chose 53 teams to improve quality,” said Singh.

He also said alert calls have been sent across the state to police stations and Maoist-affected areas are on high alert.

Meanwhile, Commissionerate Police has buckled up for the occasion. As many as 25 troops of Police force will be deployed at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg on August 15. Apart from this, 50 CCTV cameras are set to be installed, said senior police official.

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A total of 56 troops, from schools, colleges and police forces, will turn up for the Independence Day march. Besides, a police platoon of Telangana and the newly-formed Odisha Police troop- Swift Action Force – will participate in the march past.

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