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Dhoni-Sakshi leave for Ranchi

July 05, 2010 14:14 IST

Security arrangements in and around Kandoli village continued to remain even as India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his newly-wedded wife Sakshi left for Ranchi on Monday, a day after the couple's low-key marriage ceremony at a resort near Dehradun.

The media persons continued to camp at the area while the Uttarakhand Police said the deployment would remain around the Vishranti Resorts - the venue of the marriage, some 25 kms from the hill city.

"There are some family members, who are still staying in the resorts. So as a precautionary measure we have decided to continue with police deployment there," Dehradun SSP Abhinav Kumar said.

However, Kumar said that the police force has partially been withdrawn since early morning.

Dhoni tied the nuptial knot with childhood friend Sakshi Singh Rawat on Sunday in a private ceremony attended only by family members and close friends, including a few of his team-mates.

Kandoli, 25km from here, is a sleepy and non-descript village deep inside the dense forests where narrow muddy lanes were filled with scores of cricket fans and media persons who tried to have a glimpse of the ceremony.

"Many people come here to solemnise their marriage in the resorts. But such a huge gathering of media persons and police was seen for the first time," said 50-year-old Kashmiri Lal, a resident of the village.

Earlier, Vishranti Resorts had came to the limelight when Devyani, who was allegedly linked with slain Nepalese Prince Dipendra, believed to have stayed there for a few days soon after the massacre of the royal family at Kathmandu in 2002.

Among others, former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje also often visits the resorts, said the villagers.

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