Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-07-06 20:56 Bengaluru: The city police have upped their vigilance to ensure a trouble-free Eid in the city. Anti-sabotage drives have been conducted at all the divisions and over 250 Hoysala patrolling vehicles would be pressed into service to maintain peace during Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations on Thursday. Speaking to Bfirst.in, Charan Reddy, Additional Commissioner, West Division, said all executive and non-executive police staff would be roped in to see that untoward incidents take place. “About 36 KSRP platoons, 48 City Armed Reserved police units, 700 home guards will be deputed at various locations. The sensitive areas will have extra police force,” said Reddy. Community leaders also have been asked to cooperate with police by holding peace meetings to avoid clashes. Special Eid prayers are scheduled to be held at Kaderiya Masjid on Millers Road, Chamarajpet, Chota Maidan in Shivajinagar, Khuddus-Sab Idgah Maidan on Millers Road, Idgha Maidan on Tannery Road, Idgha Maidan on Shantinagar, Marathalli, Jayanagar 4th Block, Mysore Road and other locations. Maqsood Imran Rashadi, Khateem-O-Imam, Jama Masjid, Bengaluru, has issued a circular to 6,000 mosques in Karnataka asking community leaders and clerics of mosques to hold special sermons on law and order. “Direction has been given to priests to tell the youth not to break rules. This time we have issued special instruction to people for proper disposal of solid waste. People are being told to dispose the waste by giving it to pourakarmikas and not to waste food or litter,” said Rashadi. He also said that since Islam preaches peace, Muslims should set an example by respecting the sentiments of other communities. “We also have a special community wing and they will be watching the youths carefully,” he added.