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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mumbai Police hand WC security bill of Rs 2.65 cr to MCA

Mumbai, Apr 28 (PTI) Mumbai police have presented a bill of Rs 2.65 crore to the Mumbai Cricket Association for providing security during the three matches of 2011 ICC world cup, which were played at Wankhede stadium here. A mammoth security arrangement had been made by the city police at Wankhede for March 13 and 18 ties -- when New Zealand played against Canada and Sri Lanka respectively -- and for the final between India and Sri Lanka on April 2. "We have charged the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) Rs 2.65 crore for providing security during the three World Cup matches. It also includes the charges for security provided to the players during their stay in hotels," said Deputy Police Commissioner, (Operations) Rajkumar Vhatkar. "It does not include the cost incurred by the traffic police and the central forces such as Central Industrial Security Force. Cost of VIP security arrangements is also excluded," Vhatkar said. The police had deployed special forces such as the Quick Response Team, Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad and the Force One during the matches, in view of intelligence inputs about possible terrorist strike.

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