Security has been tightened up in Ahmedabad ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah’s arrival for the Indian Premier League (IPL) final matches, which will be contested at Narendra Modi Stadium this weekend.
More than 6,000 police officers are deployed in Ahmedabad to ensure the event’s security. For security, the state government has enlisted the help of the state reserve police (SRP), the Rapid Action Force (RAF), and other authorities. In sensitive districts of Ahmedabad, several police units marched with flags.
“As many as 17 DCPs, 4 DIGSs, 28 ACPs, 51 police inspectors, 268 sub-inspectors, over 5,000 constables, 1,000 home guards and three companies of SRP will be part of the Bandobast in the coming days,” said Sanjay Srivastava, Commissioner of Police, Ahmedabad city.
Srivastava also issued a notification order prohibiting flying of drones or any unmanned aircraft from 3:30 pm to 8 pm on May 28 (Saturday) in Ahmedabad ahead of PM Modi’s visit. Another notification prohibiting possession of firearms, ammunition, explosives and weapons such as rods, sticks, knives, swords or any sharp weapon or inflammable items was also issued.