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Unprecedented security for Ratha Yatra

DHAKA, June 19, 2017 (BSS) - Police is set to arrange the highest and unprecedented security measures for peaceful and smooth celebration of the Hindu community's Ratha Yatra scheduled to be held from June 25 to July 9.

Police has taken the decision at a meeting on maintaining law and order and traffic management ahead of Ratha Yatra held at Police Headquarters here with presiding AKM Shahidul Hoque, Inspector General of Police (IGP).

The police chief stressed on the need for coordination among law enforcement and intelligence agencies and called upon all concerned to appoint their own volunteers at each of the temple for peaceful celebration of Ratha Yatra.

People with bag and pouch and coming from lanes and by-lanes in scattered way will not be allowed to enter the Ratha Yatra.

The meeting suggested deployment of uniformed and plain clothed police in large numbers, setting up of check posts at entry points of Ratha Yatra and its surroundings, conducting search of vehicles and people for making the security foolproof.

Special security will be arranged for the foreigners intended to take part in the Ratha Yatra.

Leaders of the Hindu community expressed satisfaction over the plan of security arrangement at the meeting.

The Ratha Yatra will bring out from the ISKCON Mandir at Swamibagh in the old Dhaka at 2pm on June 25 and end at Dhakeshwari Mandir after marching different city streets. The Ulta Ratha Yatra will be brought out from Dhakeshwari Mandir around 2.30pm on July 3 and ended at ISKCON Mandir at Swamibagh after parading different city streets.