Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Security stepped up in malls, cinemas

Security stepped up in malls, cinemas

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The Bangalore police will review the security at malls, cinemas and major shopping centres in the city in the wake of the twin blasts at an eatery and an amusement park in Hyderabad on Saturday night.

After a meeting of senior police officers here on Tuesday, Commissioner of Police Neelam Achuta Rao told presspersons that he had instructed all the Deputy Commissioners of Police to review the security arrangements at malls, cinemas and shopping complexes which attract huge crowds.

Mr. Rao said that though the police had carried out such an exercise earlier, the officers had been told to do it afresh in view of the Hyderabad blasts.

The meeting also discussed the security arrangements to be made in view of Shab-e-Barat, the annual feast at St. Marry’s Basilica in Shivajinagar as well as the Gokulashtami.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Bipin Gopalkrishnaand all the DCPs attended the meeting.


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