Sinlung /
24 December 2012

Security tightened before Christmas in Mizoram

Aizawl Dec 24 : Elaborate security arrangements were made to ensure peaceful celebration of Christmas in the Christian-dominated Mizoram, police said today.

"Aizawl city has been divided into four zones which would be headed by two Sub-Divisional Police Officers and Officers-in-Charge (OC) of the four police stations, designated as zonal officers," Superintendent of Police in Aizawl, L R Dingliana Sailo, told PTI.

"The four zones are again divided into 12 sectors where temporary outposts were established and more than 100 policemen were on duty round-the-clock since Monday," Sailo said.

Mobile Police patrol and foot patrolling were also pushed into service while senior police officials would also make rounds to visit duty posts of the policemen as also the duty posts of the Village Defence Party (VDP) and Young Mizo Association (YMA), he said.

The police also appealed to the people to cooperate with the law enforcement officials so that the Christmas and New Year festivities were completely peaceful.

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