Mumbai, a bustling metropolis known for its vibrant celebrations, finds itself at the center of heightened security concerns following a threatening call received by the city’s police control room. The ominous warning of potential blasts in Mumbai, made on Saturday evening, has prompted a swift and comprehensive response from law enforcement agencies ahead of the much-anticipated New Year’s Eve festivities.
According to ANI reports, the caller conveyed the disturbing message of impending blasts before abruptly disconnecting the call, leaving authorities to grapple with the challenge of ensuring public safety during this crucial time. While investigations have been initiated at multiple locations, no tangible leads or suspicious activities have been uncovered thus far. Efforts are underway to trace and identify the origin of the threatening call, amplifying the urgency of the situation.
Despite these unsettling circumstances, Mumbai Police, in tandem with various security agencies, has mobilized a massive deployment of personnel and resources to fortify the city’s safety net. With meticulous planning and strategic positioning, law enforcement aims to safeguard the New Year’s Eve celebrations, assuring citizens of a secure environment to welcome the coming year.
An extensive deployment strategy has been put into action, involving 22 deputy commissioners of police, 45 assistant commissioners of police, over 2,000 police officers, and a formidable force of 13,000 policemen stationed across the city. Complementing this presence are additional forces like the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) platoons, Quick Response Teams (QRT), RCP security services, and Homeguards, strategically positioned to bolster security measures.
The police’s proactive measures encompass a multi-faceted approach, including stringent nakabandi (roadblocks) at key junctures, vigilant patrols in crowded areas, and stringent adherence to traffic regulations. Special emphasis is being placed on preventing hit-and-drive incidents through dedicated campaigns aimed at enforcing traffic rules and ensuring public compliance.
Satyanarayan Chaudhary, Joint Commissioner of Police, Law & Order, Mumbai, reiterated the meticulous preparations undertaken, emphasizing the deployment of officers at critical junctures and comprehensive surveillance via CCTV networks. He also urged cooperation from establishments, particularly hotels, to adhere to government-mandated guidelines and support law enforcement efforts.
As Mumbai braces for the New Year’s Eve revelry amidst security concerns, the city’s police force remains resolute in its commitment to safeguarding citizens. The collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies coupled with public cooperation stand as the bulwark against potential threats, ensuring a joyous and safe transition into the new year.