As Kanwar Yatra reaches its peak, police in elements of western Uttar Pradesh have donned the guise of Kanwariyas to affix the processions to rein in regulation and order, in keeping with officers. Sporting saffron t-shirts with shorts or observe pants, a whole lot of police personnel in Muzaffarnagar have joined different ‘Bhole’ – in a means – turning into pretend Kanwariyas, because the Kanwariyas are fondly referred to as, the officers mentioned.
Through the Kanwar Yatra, devotees of Lord Shiva, particularly in north India, stroll on foot to Haridwar, Gaumukh, and so on in Uttarakhand to fetch the water of Ganga River within the auspicious Hindu month of Shravan. They then supply the holy water to Lord Shiva again dwelling. Safety measures have been stepped up within the district with hundreds of police personnel on obligation, at the same time as drones have been deployed for aerial monitoring and surveillance for regulation and order, a senior official mentioned.
“Muzaffarnagar on the UP-Uttarakhand border is a key district for the annual pilgrimage of ‘Shivbhakts’ as any pilgrim on the Yatra to Uttarakhand must essentially cross by way of it. The district has round 50 km of highway stretches that type the Kanwar routes,” the official advised PTI. After bringing ?Gangajal’ from Uttarakhand, the Kanwariyas attain Muzaffarnagar after which break up methods to Meerut, Shamli, and so on whereas the locals transfer to Shiv Chowk, amongst different outstanding temples in Muzaffarnagar, the official mentioned.
“Safety measures have been stepped up. In addition to the conventional deployment, round 400-500 police personnel within the clothes of Kanwariyas are collaborating within the procession for monitoring regulation and order scenario,” the official mentioned, requesting anonymity. The official mentioned the deployment of police within the guise of “Bholes” has been a routine observe for the previous a number of years.
The undercover personnel keep throughout the jurisdiction of the district as they combine with Kanwariyas throughout their foot marches, the official mentioned.”Round 750 CCTV cameras have been positioned on varied strategic places, drones deployed for monitoring crowd construct up at key junctures and markets. The CCTV cameras are IP-controlled, which will be accessed by authorised individuals from distant places over cellphones additionally,” the official mentioned.
When contacted, Muzaffarnagar Senior Superintendent of Police Vineet Jaiswal mentioned lakhs of pilgrims cross by way of the district throughout the Kanwar Yatra and satisfactory safety measures have been put in place. “Police personnel have been deployed alongside the Kanwar routes in massive numbers they usually have been instructed to make sure hassle-free motion of Kanwariyas,” Jaiswal advised PTI.
“The directions of the state authorities are being adopted to verify the regulation and order scenario stays in management and strict motion is taken towards any particular person aspiring to brew bother,” the IPS officer mentioned.