Aurangabad: The Police have denied permission to Tablighi Jamaat Ijtema (convention) being held from February 24 to 26 citing their inability to manage traffic and other arrangements at Limbe Jalgaon near Aurangabad.
Police Inspector Satish Kumar Tak has given a letter to the Sarpanch of Limbe Jalgaon Syed Anees Aamir Patel on Wednesday. The letter states that it is necessary to seek permission three months in advance for large gatherings like Ijtema.
The letter further states, since this program is being attended by a large number of people, it is necessary to seek permission from the Police and other departments for the management of vehicular traffic and other arrangements.
As police did not have enough time to make arrangement for the crowed management, traffic control and security. Waluj police themselves have given the letter to the organizers about the permission being denied for Ijtema.
Police have also raised questions about the fund source for the Ijtema and asked if the concerned departments were informed.
The preparation of Ijtema is at full swing for last three months. The organizers have claimed that around 25 lakh Muslims will come from 25 districts for three day program.
Whether permission was sought or not?
Deputy Commissioner of Police Vinayak Dhakane said that Ijtema organizers gave us last minute intimation about the state level program. It is impossible to make arrangements for lakhs of people in few days.
“Organizers did not inform the police whether they had taken no objection certificate from other departments. So we have not given permission at the moment but this decision is not final”, DCP added.
Meanwhile, Limbe Jalgaon Sarpanch Patel said that the issues brought by police have been fulfilled and expressed the hope of receiving permission letter from the police on Friday.