If the Durga Puja organisers in West Bengal want immersion of idol on the day of Muharram on October 1, then they will have to procure ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NoC) from the police.
At a meeting called by the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, it was finalised that police would seek permission requests from organisers by Sunday.
Few ministers and senior police officers, including the state director general of police (DGP), attended the meeting. It was also decided in the meeting that superintendents of police (SPs) in the districts with international borders will be put on alert on the day of immersion to avoid any mishap.
“The puja organisers will have to take permission from the police for immersion (on Muharram day). The permission might be denied or granted based on law and order situation,” said West Bengal Home Secretary Atri Bhattacharya.
“We are fully prepared for law and order situation in Kolkata. I would like to appeal to people not to upload provocative posts on social media,” said Calcutta Police Commissioner, Rajeev Kumar.