In a bid to avert any untoward incident in the metropolis during tomorrow's nationwide shutdown called by the Opposition to protest fuel price hike, police today arrested over 1,000 "trouble makers" as a preventive measure.
"Over 1,000 trouble makers, who may indulge in violence, were arrested from across the city as a preventive...Some have been produced before respective courts and remanded to police custody today while rest would be produced tomorrow," a senior police official said.
"We have issued notices under Sec 149 of CrPC, which allows police to prevent cognizable offences, to over 2,000 people associated with various political parties who may create trouble...Any person or political party who indulge in any act of violence and arson will be made to pay compensation," the official said.
Meanwhile, City Police Commissioner Sanjeev Dayal said all security measures have been taken to ensure that no untoward incident takes place.
"Anyone who takes law into their hands and attempts to paralyse the city shall be dealt with strictly," he said.
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 in the city," Dayal said.