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Decks cleared for Aurangabad Ijtema, all NOCs submitted

Sunday February 18, 2018 2:42 PM, News Network

Aurangabad Ijtema 2018
[Tablighi Jamaat Ijtema held in Malegaon in 2007. (File Photo/ummid/com)]

Aurangabad: The organisers of the Maharashtra level Tablighi Jamaat Ijtema, to be held at Limbe Jalgaon village near Aurangabad, have submitted all the necessary No Objection Certificates (NOCs) needed for the department's permission, local police said on Saturday.

"We have received from the orgnanisers the NOCs the Aurangabad Ijtema organisers have obtained from various department including Fire Brigade, Health Department, Public Works Department and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL).

"The police permission will be soon granted to the Ijtima organisers after we cross verify these documents with the respective departments", Deputy Commissioner of Police Vinayak Dhakne informed the media persons on Saturday.

He also said a total of 5000 policemen will be deployed for the security at the Tablighi Jamaat Ijtima site, scheduled to be held on February 24, 25 and 26, 2018.

The Ijtema organisers have already installed a grand pandal besides separate parking space for the three day congregation.

Dhakne said the 5,000 security force would be comprised of policemen from the Aurangabad, other districts, three officers of the rank of commissioner and assistant commissioner, 25 police inspectors and 70 sub-inspectors.

Four companies of the State reserve Police Force (SRPF), 1,000 traffic police and eight squads of the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) have also been called for the Ijtima.

The Aurangabad police had earlier denied the permission to the Ijtima organisers contending that they did not inform the department in advance.

In his letter addressed to Sarpanch Syed Anees, Inspector Satish Kumar Tak also asked to furnish the details of the sources of funding to organize the Ijtema. Local media had earlier reported that the organisers have so far spent more than 11 crore rupees for the Aurangabad Ijtema.

Though Tablighi Jamaat never discloses the actual expenses, local media reported that the organisers have so far spent 11 crore rupees for the arrangements.


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