Kolkata, Oct 13: The police made a crowd-puller Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata, modelled on the world’s tallest constructing Burj Khalifa, out of bounds to individuals late on Wednesday night time as giant gatherings earlier than it have been threatening well being security of the general public within the Covid state of affairs, an official mentioned. The transfer of the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate got here a day after the Sribhumi Sporting Membership helmed by West Bengal Fireplace Companies minister Sujit Bose suspended its laser present because it was attracting individuals in giant numbers in entrance of the pandal.
Police personnel emptied all the stretch close to the pandal, stopping the gang from heading in the direction of it. The realm wore a abandoned take a look at round 11.30 pm. The choice was made as a result of an unmanageable crowd close to the puja pandal which threatened well being security of the general public within the Covid state of affairs, a police official mentioned.
A puja committee spokesperson mentioned the police have taken the choice unilaterally with out consulting it, immediately asking the gang that had assembled on a lane earlier than the pandal to go away the spot at 10.30 pm. The laser present within the pandal was suspended on Wednesday night following a large gathering that stoked fears of the unfold of COVID-19. Whereas some experiences instructed that the laser present of Sribhumi Sporting Membership was suspended after some pilots complained of obstruction in viewing as a result of it, organisers of the puja located near the NSC Bose Worldwide airport claimed that the measure was taken as the gang was not shifting ahead, creating Covid and safety hazards.
We needed to droop our laser present on Saptami (Tuesday) night as the gang was not listening to our pleas to maneuver ahead. They have been standing on the trail in entrance of the marquee and watching the present until it bought over. This was creating COVID and safety hazards, Dibyendu Goswami informed .
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