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Sleepless night for cops ends in hectic morning on Yoga Day in Chandigarh

punjab Updated: Jun 21, 2016 09:24 IST
Gurpreet Singh Chhina
Gurpreet Singh Chhina
Hindustan Times
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PM’s cavalcade moving from Capitol Complex towards the airport after the Yoga Day event concluded, as seen while passing by Sukhna lake, on Tuesday morning.(Anil Dayal/HT Photo)

A sleepless night ending with a hectic morning was spent by cops for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led International Yoga Day celebrations in Chandigarh. Security was deployed at about 2.30 am on the roads across the city on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

Police during preparation of International Yoga Day at the Capitol Complex on Monday evening. (Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)

Following that, for VIP duties, cops were deployed since early morning too.

Cops who were deployed at Capitol Complex, the main venue where Modi performed, had in fact reached at 2am so that proper arrangements could be checked.

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Traffic cops were deployed almost in all parking lots around the Capitol Complex to see vehicles were parked in a proper way.

One of the cops said the duty hours were very long as the PM reached around 10 pm the previous night and they were deployed on that route too at about 7 pm on Monday evening; and then from 2.30 am, they were again main event duty.

10-min halt for PM movement

Cops halted the movement of vehicles in city when the PM moved from Raj Bhawan to Capitol Complex in the morning around 6.30 am. And similarly while he moved from there to the airport around 8.30 am.

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