14,000 cops deployed for Bonalu festival

Sat 27 Jul 2019, 10:56:03
City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar said elaborate security arrangements were being made for the Bonalu festival on Sunday and Monday.

Around 14,000 policemen drawn from various wings of City Police including Commissioner’s Task Force, City Armed Reserve, Commissioner’s Reserve, City Security Wing, Mounted Police unit and civil police would be deployed. Platoons of Telangana State Special Police and Rapid Action Force companies too would be on the ground.

Bonalu festival would be celebrated on Sunday while a procession would be taken out the next day.

The Commissioner later issued orders stating that toddy/ wine shops, including bars in restaurants (excluding bars in star hotels and registered clubs) within the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad would remain closed from 6 am on Sunday to 6 am on Tuesday in view of the festival.

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