State police HQ cancels leaves of all personnel till September 30

  • | Friday | 22nd September, 2023

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: The state police headquarters has directed all commissioners and superintendents of police to cancel all leaves of personnel, barring weekly-offs and medical leaves, during the ongoing festive season. The order will be in effect till September 30. The directive has been issued on behalf of the DGP office by inspector general of police (law and order) Suhas Warke.The decision to cancel leaves is to ensure proper law and order is maintained across the state during the festive period, stated the communication issued on Monday. It also takes into account security considerations and the need for adequate police bandobast for Ganeshotsav and Eid-e-Milad.Of late, the number of incidents involving misuse of social media to trigger communal riots, clashes and violence, has registered an uptick. There are frequent cases of NCs or FIRs getting registered for posting hate or misleading content aimed at disrupting communal harmony. We cannot take any risk. The latest violence in western Maharashtra is an example, said a senior officer in the DG office.Another senior police officer said: The political parties have gone into an election mode. This has compelled us to take such steps. He said that this is not the first time that the leaves of police personnel have been cancelled in the state during festive seasons or due to prevailing law and order challenges.The 10-day Ganeshotsav started on Tuesday. The final immersion day will be next week. Eid-e-Milad will be on Friday next week.The order for cancellation of leaves applies not only to police personnel in the district and commissionerate areas but also extends to other departments, including Railway Protection Force, State Intelligence, Crime Investigation Department, Special Operations and Training, Motor Transport Department, Maharashtra Police Academy, State Reserve Police Force, Anti-Naxal Operations, and Police Training Centres among others.Authorities have maintained that this measure is crucial to maintain peace and order during this period of festivities. The move underscores the commitment of the state police force to ensure a safe and secure environment for citizens to celebrate these auspicious occasions.We also published the following articles recentlyMumbai: Traffic Police issues restrictions for heavy vehicles, private buses during GaneshotsavTraffic Police in Mumbai have announced restrictions on the movement of heavy vehicles and private buses during the festive season. In South Mumbai, these vehicles will be prohibited from entering and plying on roads on specific dates, while on other days they will only be allowed to operate between midnight and 7 am. In Greater Mumbai, heavy vehicles and private buses will have restricted access during specific time slots, with certain exemptions for essential service vehicles. All private buses and heavy vehicles must be parked in designated spaces and on-street parking will be prohibited.HC orders Ramdev to appear before policeThe Rajasthan High Court has directed yoga guru Ramdev to appear at a police station on October 5 in connection with an FIR lodged against him for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. The court has also extended the stay on his arrest until October 16. An FIR was filed against Ramdev for making remarks against Muslims at a religious event in February. Ramdev had compared Hinduism to Islam and made comments about Muslims during the event.

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