Screen 'Padmaavat' freely: Haryana Police assures safety
Faridabad : Haryana Police on Thursday assured safety to theatre owners over screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's latest release Padmaavat, ensuring protection from the goons.
"We want to assure movie-goers and cinema owners that they will get protection from the government and Haryana Police. There will be no laxity," said DGP BS Sandhu.
Reserve forces have been deployed at the multiplexes to prevent any kind of ruckus in regards to the film.
"All theatres have been provided with adequate protection. Things are peaceful now. If someone is involved in unlawful activities, they will be arrested immediately and strict action will be taken," he added.
On the release day of Padmaavat, nearly 31 people were detained by cops for their alleged involvement in violent protests against the movie. Of these, 18 were involved in torching a Haryana Roadways bus and attacking a school bus carrying 30 students.
Several fringe groups, including the Rajput Karni Sena, have been opposed to 'Padmaavat', indulging in rampant arson and violence a day before the film's release. They accuse the makers of distorting history and insulting Rajput pride.