4 IG rank officers, 100 platoons of police in-charge of PM’s security

Bhubaneswar: To ensure full-proof security arrangement during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day Bhubaneswar visit starting from April 15, a total of 100 platoons of police and two companies of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will be deployed. This was informed by Odisha DGP KB Singh here today.

Apart from this, four IG rank officers will be in-charge of the five sectors in which Bhubaneswar has been divided for security reasons.

Singh added, “The city airport, hotels, the Governor’s House where the Prime Minister will be staying and the venue Janta Maidan have been categorised as different sectors. Besides, one IG rank officer will be taking care of the Prime Minister’s route lining.”

Special Protection Group (SPG) officers will also provide support to the four IG rank officers to provide security cover to the Prime Minister. “IG of SPG Yeswant Kumar Jethwa is monitoring the PM’s security arrangement and has been camping in Bhubaneswar,” Singh mentioned.

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Five units of SOG and 15 SPs will also be stationed in Bhubaneswar for security purposes.

Physical barriers have been erected for crowd control and smooth traffic movement during the Prime Minister’s visit, he stated.

The whole security arrangement during the Prime Minister’s tour is strictly as per the Blue Book, he said.