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No threat over Odisha Rath Yatra : DGP

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, June 9:

Odisha DGP Prakash Mishra today reiterated that there was no terrorist threat during the ensuing Snana Yatra and world famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Odisha’s holy city Puri.

Prakash-MishraThe DGP made the assertion while speaking to the media on the sidelines of a passing out parade of policemen here today.

DGP Mishra who was flanked by the twin city police commissioner RP Sharma and other senior police officers said there were no specific intelligence inputs leading to any threat perception with regard to the great annual event.

A foolproof security system would be in place to ensure safety and peace during the Snana Yatra and Rath Yatra this year, Mishra said while adding that more numbers of Rapid Action Force have been sought from the Centre for the Rath Yatra this year, keeping in mind their proposed deployment in large numbers during the Nabakalebara festival next year.