LAHORE - The City police announced a security plan by deploying as many as 45,000 policemen on all the entry/exit points and other parts of the provincial capital on the eve of the Independence Day. According to a press release, the security plan includes regular deployment of eight SPs, 36 SPOs, 82 inspectors/SHOs, 308 upper subordinates and 210 reserves. In the meeting of the operations wing police officers held on Tuesday, SSP (operations) Chaudhry Shafiq Ahmed said the menace of one-wheeling, kite-flying and fire-works on Aug 14 would be disallowed and stern action would be taken against the violators without discrimination. He directed the divisional SPs to intensify the ongoing crackdown against the fire-works and kite-flying and barred the people from indulging in the practice of kite-flying banned by the Lahore High Court. The SSP made it clear that in case of a complaint of purchase and sale of kite-flying material, the concerned SP and SHO would be held responsible. During the meeting, in charge anti-kite-flying squads SP Rana Mansoor-ul-Haq informed the participants that 11 such squads had arrested 18 people and seized more than 50,000 kites and 3,500 rolls of string from them from different areas of the city during the last two months besides arresting 40 people involved in kite-flying. He further informed that 24 people had been arrested for selling fire works and a large quantity of fire works were seized from them. The SSP directed the field police officers to place the officials at public places and entry and exit points to ensure fool proof security arrangements for all ceremonies in connection with the independence day. He said the officials would be deployed in manner that they could keep a vigil on the suspected elements and terrorists to avert any terrorism incidents in the city.   He informed that officials on uniform and plainclothes would be deployed at Mall Road, Main Boulevard Gulberg, Defence Main Boulevard and other important roads and crossings. He said action would be taken against the wheelers, motorcycles without silencers and eve-teasers during the day. Another meeting the operations police have been called on Wednesday (today) to devise strategy to challenge any expected incident of terrorism in the provincial capital. The SSP Operations has appealed to the masses to cooperate with the police to thwart any such attempt and keep an eye on the movement of the suspected people in this regard.