Ahmedabad Commissioner of Police Ashish Bhatia speaking to reporters on Sunday. Photo/ANI
Ahmedabad Commissioner of Police Ashish Bhatia speaking to reporters on Sunday. Photo/ANI

108 senior officers, 12,000 jawans part of security cover during Trump's Ahmedabad visit

ANI | Updated: Feb 23, 2020 17:27 IST

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], Feb 23 (ANI): A total of 108 senior police officers, including 33 Deputy Commissioners of Police and 75 Assistant Commissioners of Police besides thousands of junior officers and jawans are part of the security arrangements during US President Donald Trump's visit to the city on February 24.
"As many as 33 Deputy Commissioners of Police, 75 Assistant Commissioners of Police, 300 Police Inspectors, 1,000 Sub-Inspectors, 12,000 jawans and 2,000 women police personnel have been deployed across the city for the upcoming visit of US President Trump," Ahmedabad Police Commissioner Ashish Bhatia said.
"Three companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF) and seven Quick Response Teams (QRT) have also been deployed. Certain morcha squads have also been deputed on various spots with the convoy. 15 Bomb Detection Squads with dogs are also posted. The Special Protection Group (SPG), Air Force and the US Secret Service are providing additional security cover," he added.
The Commissioner further informed that the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been requested for the anti-drone system.
"We have requested the DRDO to provide anti-drone system. The public at large is directed not to use drones for any purpose," he said.
He further said that Sabarmati Ashram has been added to the visit plan, hence traffic diversions and arrangements have been increased in that area too.
He also said that there will be exemptions to the route diversions granted to certain persons according to necessity.
"There will be exemptions to the route diversions depending on the necessity like ambulance, fire-fighters," he said.
"We did some combing operations last night and some people have been detained. But I will not be able to disclose the number of detainees now," he added.
US President Donald Trump will be on a two-day official visit to India on February 24-25. He is scheduled to visit Ahmedabad, Agra and New Delhi. (ANI)