17 companies of CAPF deployed for NRC in Guwahati
GUWAHATI: City police has deployed a total of 17 companies of CAPF (Central Armed Police Force) personnel in the city to remain ready to handle any situation, a highly placed source in the city police informed G Plus.
Nine out of the 17 companies have been deployed for NRC duty, three have been deployed to maintain law and order situation while five companies (one at Raj Bhawan, three at Janata Bhawan and one at RBI, CBI, SIB and SB) are responsible for providing security in the city.
“Out of the 78 NRC Seva Kendras in the city, 31 zones have been identified as vulnerable. The police have earmarked 15 NSKs as ‘very sensitive’, 16 as ‘sensitive’ and the remaining 47 as ‘comparatively safe’,” the source further added.
It may be mentioned that there are 31 NSKs under East Police District, 29 under Central Police District and 18 under West Police District of the Guwahati police commissionerate. Further, there are 30 hearing centres and 144 disposing officers in the city.
Hatigaon, Sonapur, Azara, Kahikuchi, Maligaon, Fatasil, Kotabari, Dhirepara, Panjabari, Noonmati, Lachit Nagar, Ulubari, Bamunimaidam, Chandrapur and their adjacent areas are considered as sensitive zones under the Guwahati police commissionerate.
“Even though the sensitive zones have been identified, law and order incidents might occur at a place which is not considered a sensitive zone. So the police are prepared for any kind of exigency anywhere in the city,” the source told G Plus.
Police sources also revealed that the NRC headquarter located at Bhangagarh is under strict security vigil 24/7 and Z+ security is being provided to NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela to ensure his safety.
Apart from the existing force of city police being in action, police have also involved nagarik committees and village defense groups for conducting night rounds with the respective police stations’ night duty patrolling parties during late night and early morning hours.