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Elaborate security for Magha Mela at Chandrabhaga

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Puri, Feb 4:

Elaborate security measures have been made for the famous Magha Mela at Chandrabhaga beach near Konark scheduled on Thursday.

Briefing newsmen after presiding over a preparatory meeting here on Tuesday, district Superintendent of Police Anup Kumar Sahu said 30 platoons of armed police forces would be deployed along the Chandrabhaga beach in view of massive turnout of the devotees expected on the occasion.

Apart from this, 400 home guards would also be pressed into service, the SP said, adding about 250 Inspectors and Sub Inspectors would monitor the security arrangements to ensure the smooth conduct of the festival.