CM’s carcade security beefed up

Bhubaneswar: A month after the egg hurling incident, police have tightened the security of chief minister’s carcade with imparting special training to police personnel and other officials in-charge of cavalcade.

The commissionerate of police has decided to engage an official of additional DCP rank instead of an ACP. Additional DCP Nirmal Satpathy has been appointed for carcade in-charge of CM. He will assume charge on March 16.

He will co-ordinate with two DCPs of the twin cities and other officials of police department during CM’s visit. The carcade drill has also been strengthen more, sources said.

Notably, some youth and student activists of Congress party had waylaid the car of CM Naveen Patnaik and hurled egg while the former was on his way to Vani vihar to attend the annual day ceremony of Utkal University on February 19.