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Tight security in Lucknow for Muharram
Tight security in Lucknow for Muharram

Lucknow, Aug 9 (TIWN): Tight security arrangements were in place in Lucknow on Tuesday for Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram. According to the details, more than 3,500 police personnel, mobile patrolling squads, Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and Rapid Action Force (RAF) teams have been posted in sensitive areas of the state capital along with the deployment of drones.

"We have divided the entire city into five zones and 18 sectors for sensitive areas in an effective manner," said S Chinappa, Lucknow Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), West.

Another senior police official said over 2,500 non-gazetted police personnel from inspector to constable ranks are deployed only in the Old city.

The official added that CCTV cameras have been installed along different routes, while some police personnel will be equipped with bodycams to keep watch on every activity during the procession.

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