Holi: 3,000 security personnel deployed in Kathmandu

The District Police Range, Kathmandu, has deployed as many as 3,000 security personnel in Kathmandu Valley today, the day of Holi, to prevent any untoward incidents during the festival.

The deployment is aimed at strengthening security in the Valley to make Holi festival safe and disciplined.

Spokesperson of the District Police Range Kathmandu, Superintendent of Police Navaraj Adhikari said that action would be taken against those involving in unlawful activities, driving vehicles under the influence of drug and alcohol, making noise consuming alcohol and causing trouble to the people during the Holi festival.

He shared, “We have urged one and all to celebrate Holi festival in a civilized and grand manner. Stern action will be taken against those involved in unlawful activities.”

Altogether 2,500 security personnel in uniform and 500 in plain clothes will be mobilized to maintain law and order during Holi festival.

Police would carry out checking from Sunday morning in Kathmandu Valley to prevent untoward incidents, it is stated.

Similarly, those involving in activities like smearing colours and throwing water-filled balloons would also be brought under ambit of legal action.

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