Nagpur: In view of Holi, Dhulivandan festivals and Shivaji Jayanti around the corner, city police on Thursday organised a Peace Committee meeting at ‘Rajwada Palace,’ near Gandhisagar Lake, Ganeshpeth. The meeting was chaired by Commissioner of Police Dr Bhushankumar Upadhyay and attended by members of Peace Committee from all police station jurisdictions, prominent citizens, Police Inspectors of all police stations, all Zone Deputy Commissioners, ACPS, and officials of NMC, Government and Semi-Government departments.
At the outset, DCP (Special Branch) Nirmaladevi made introductory speech and outlined the purpose of organising the Peace Committee meeting. “People of different communities reside in Nagpur city and all celebrate the festivals together harmoniously. Nagpur is peace loving city. No law and order situation arises during festivals. But still, to maintain the peace and harmony in future also, the Peace Committee meeting is organised.
DCP Zone 3 Rahul Maknikar later conducted the meeting and appealed the participants to convey their suggestions, proposals, thoughts regarding measures to be taken during the oncoming festivals. Many citizens said that since the city is facing water crisis, Holi should be celebrated only with Gulal.
Similarly, drunken driving during Holi, triple seat riding should be dealt with sternly. Police patrolling should be increased at slums, secluded places to prevent crimes. Strict action should be taken against those spreading rumours on social media such as Whatsapp and Facebook so that communal harmony is not disturbed during the festivals.
Commissioner of Police Dr Bhushankumar Upadhyay in his address assured the participants that the suggestions, proposals and measures conveyed by them would be implemented in strictest terms. He also directed the police station officials and personnel to investigate any untoward incident reported by citizens to Control Room.
The top cop said that stress will be on action against illegal liquor trade as 25-30 percent crimes during festivals are committed after consuming liquor. Similarly, measures will be taken to ensure that procession during Shiv Jayanti do not face hurdles due to ongoing metro work, he said.
DCP Zone 3 Rahul Maknikar proposed a vote of thanks.