67 Platoons of Force to be Deployed for New Odisha CM’s Oath-Taking Ceremony on June 12

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate of Police has implemented extensive security measures for the oath-taking ceremony of Odisha’s first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Minister at Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar on June 12.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and other prominent dignitaries will attend the event, necessitating robust security protocols.

During a special security briefing on Tuesday, Police Commissioner Sanjeeb Panda outlined the arrangements. “In addition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several Union Ministers, Chief Ministers from various states, and other dignitaries will attend the ceremony. We anticipate over 30,000 attendees at Janata Maidan. Consequently, security has been intensified at the airport, and comprehensive route lining and traffic plans are in place from the airport to the Governor House and Janata Maidan,” Panda stated.

The security deployment includes 67 police platoons, with IG Praveen Kumar overseeing security at the venue, DIG Sarthak Sarangi handling airport security, and DIG Umashankar Dash managing security and parking along the route to Janata Maidan.

Additionally, 13 DCPs, 18 Additional DCPs, 58 ACPs, 94 inspectors, and 312 SIs will be on duty. Anti-sabotage teams and dog squads are conducting regular checks of the venue and surrounding areas. “We are also performing routine checks at various hotels and conducting night inspections. For the Prime Minister’s visit, security arrangements are being made in accordance with the ‘Blue Book’,” Panda added.

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