Bhubaneswar, Nov 12: In a bid to ensure the safety of citizens during the celebration of Diwali, Bhubaneswar DCP Prateek Singh on Sunday warned drunkards and miscreants of stringent action in case of any mischief.
Singh informed that policemen in plain clothes will be moving on the roads of the capital city. PCR vans and policemen will be patrolling the lanes and by-lanes. There will be blockings across the city.
A special team under the leadership of an additional DCP has been formed to keep a watch on the drunkards and on those bursting noise-polluting crackers. People found creating ruckus under the influence of alcohol will be picked up. Anyone found bursting high-decibel crackers would not be spared. As there is the possibility of fire mishaps, police held a discussion with Odisha Fire Services and hospitals regarding their preparedness.