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IPL: MP police tone down security fee issue

Madhya Pradesh police apparently softened its stand on charging Rs 74 lakhs for providing security.

May 12, 2011, 6:57 PM IST
IPL: MP police tone down security fee issue

Indore: Madhya Pradesh police on Thursday apparently softened its stand on the issue of charging Rs 74 lakh for providing security during the two IPL matches, to be played here on Friday and on May 15.

Skirting the issue of payment, Additional Superintendent of Police Mahesh Chandra Jain said, "Our first priority is to

provide foolproof security for the IPL matches and organise the event in a peaceful and secured manner."

He said that a bill of Rs 74.26 lakh was given to organiser Kochi Tuskers Kerala as per the guidelines of the state home department and so far, they have not deposited the amount with the state treasury.

Earlier, Inspector General (IG) of Police, Indore range, Sanjay Rana said that KTK had to deposit the fee for availing security during the matches, failing which the police will consider withdrawing from the match duties.

Meanwhile, in view of the terror input, 2,500 police personnel were deployed at different levels for providing foolproof security during the two matches.

KTK will play its first match at Indore's Holkar stadium against Kings XI Punjab and second against Rajasthan Royals.

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