Ready to face challenge: th

Intervening night of December 31 and January 1 to witness New Year revelry and publication of part draft of NRC simultaneously

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 27: “Partying mid-night to ring in the New Year is allowed, but not going beyond limits. We’re not party poopers.” This is what Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren Chandra th wants to get across, targeting New Year revelers in Guwahati.

Talking to this reporter, th said: “The coming year is a challenging one. The intervening night of December 31 and January 1 is always a hot night. That apart, part draft of the NRC being updated will be published on the intervening night. We’re alert not to allow miscreants dampen the New Year festivity. All police stations in the city are ready. They will be accompanied by special force personnel, Beeranga and Cobra party, including papa parties. We’re not party poopers, but we’re not ready to allow parties to cross limits. Our vigil against drunk-driving will be throughout the night. Wine shops and bars should follow their regular routines. We’ve noting to say if they run their business within the set rules. However, in the event of any violation of rules, we’re not going to be lenient. We appeal to people using loudspeakers to remain within the Supreme Court of India’s guidelines. There’s no threat from any quarters in the New Year. However, we’re not ready to leave any lacu. We’ve alerted all police stations in the city.” “Since part draft of the NRC is being published on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1, we have had series of meetings between police stations and senior citizens so as to maintain peace. We’re ready to act tough against rumour mongers who spread false and concocted stories with malicious interest. If anybody has information regarding such people they can dial 100 and inform the police in detail. There’ll be additiol forces for NRC,” he said.

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