Friday, December 30, 2005

Terror strike: City on high alert

Terror strike: City on high alert
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: A day after terror struck the tranquil City, the police and other security agencies, guarding the vital installations in Bangalore have been put on high alert to avert any such incidents.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is providing security to the airport and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) headquarters in the City has intensified its security checks at both the places.

At the airport, City Police armed personnel were assisting CISF to ensure foolproof security.

“More number of CISF personnel have been deployed, surveillance, both within the airport and on approach road has also been increased,'' a senior officer said.

Plainclothesmen were also deployed in and around airport premises to watch out for people moving around suspiciously.

At the ISRO, only people with valid identity cards and proper permission were allowed inside.

Even the high-profile ISKCON temple has been provided with extra cover. “Soon after the firing at IISc, security has been increased here,'' said B K Das, in-charge of the temple security.

Here the security personnel are assisted by the city police for a thorough check up of all vehicles entering the temple premises.

Doorframe and hand-held metal detectors are also used. “We have asked for a platoon to be deployed at the temple,'' he added.

Meanwhile the software companies in the city have also tightened their security. Policemen have been deployed at the companies located on ITPL, Koramangala, Whitefield, Indiranagar and other areas.

Similarly, security has been upped at Vidhana Soudha, Police Headquarters, Railway station, bus stations and other places in the city.

Police have also set-up check points (Naka Bandi) at many places in the city, where they checked vehicles.


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