Muharram was observed with mourning procession went-off peacefully amidst tight security arrangements in twin cities Bokaro and Dhanbad on Tuesday; except few no untoward incidents were reported.
Magistrates, senior police officers and security cops were deputed to ensure proper security arrangements. Cops were instructed to tackle all the adverse situations and keep strong security arrangements. Patrolling was also intensified to avert any untoward incidents in the duo district, a police official said.
More than 110 sensitive points in Dhanbad and more than 80 points at Bokaro district which were identified sensitive, accordingly asked the officials to take necessary steps to avoid any untoward incidents, said Murugan SP Bokaro.
Police camps were also set up at Ritudih and Makhdumpur on the national highway to monitor the situation as the mourners took out processions to honor the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, a grandson of Prophet Mohammad. Earlier an order was executed by the City magistrate asking the mourners to take out processions only through the earmarked route without any diversion, police said. Cops were posted at vital locations across the cities, CCTV cameras, including drones cameras were at work to keep an eye on the trouble-makers. Proper checking systems were implemented on all the entry and exit point in the duo district, cops also reallocated their location keeping in view the strategic entry and exit points of the coal and steel city, the police official said.
Muharrum is observed to honor the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, said Samsher Alam, a resident of Makhdumpur at Shivandih in Bokaro. It begins on the first day, the first month of the Islamic calendar which lasts for the next 10 days, he said.