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Bharat bandh: Mumbai police gears up for security

With the Opposition parties calling 'Bharat bandh' tomorrow to protest against the price rise, Mumbai police has geared up and will put entire strength of the police force on the city's streets to avert any untoward incident here.

mumbai Updated: Jul 04, 2010 17:46 IST

With the Opposition parties calling 'Bharat bandh' on Monday to protest against the price rise, Mumbai police has geared up and will put entire strength of the police force on the city's streets to avert any untoward incident here.

"I appeal people to come out. We have taken all security measures to ensure no untoward incident takes place. Anyone who takes law into their hands and attempts to paralyse the city shall be dealt with strict action," warned Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjeev Dayal.

He urged citizens to call the police in case of violence. "Our entire 40,000 policemen's force will be on duty to maintain law and order," Dayal added.

"Besides City Police force, additional forces such as Rapid Action Force and State Reserve Police Force will also be present on the street to maintain vigil," he said.

City Police has short listed the names of 'trouble makers' belonging to various political parties and issues notices to them under section 149 of Criminal Procedure Code which allows police to prevent cognizable offences.