Bhubaneswar: National Security Guard (NSG) personnel will be deployed for the first time in the Capital city till January 27, as part of security arrangements for the Republic Day, police said.
“At least 25 platoons of police force would take care of the law and order situation during this time, and would be led by a team of 150 officers,” Commissioner of Police Y B Khurania told reporters.
In addition, the specialised Quick Action Force Team (QAFT) of the Commissionerate police would also remain deployed in the city during this period, he said.
The security arrangements are being made as per a direction from Ministry of Home Affairs, based on intelligence inputs, Khurania said.
He said the Commissionerate of police, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack has decided to put the venue for the Republic Day function at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg under CCTV surveillance to maintain a strict vigil.
Meanwhile, police teams have been formed for conducting spot checks at bus stands, railway stations and other sensitive places in the city.
The 12-member commando team of NSG would be engaged on duty near the VVIP sitting place at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg during the Republic Day celebrations, a senior police officer said.