Lanka claim about bombers; Security tightened in B'luru

Policemen inspect CCTV cameras at a bar on Brigade Road in Bengaluru on Saturday. DH Photo/Madan K

The police department on Saturday beefed up security in the city after the Sri Lankan army chief in an interview claimed that the Easter Sunday suicide bombers had visited Bengaluru, Kashmir and Kerala.

Senior police officers held a meeting and decided to increase deployment of security personnel at churches, malls, temples and public places and conduct inspections in sensitive areas and intensify patrolling.

Apart from that, security drills will also be conducted in public places including bus stands, railway stations, airports, malls, cinema halls and hotels and commercial establishments to avoid any untoward incidents.

The police have also directed owners of commercial establishments to install CCTV cameras, maintain records of visitors and also verify their identity before letting them in. The jurisdiction police were directed to pass on the message to the beat police to keep vigil on new tenants.

Directions were also issued to railways, KSRTC, BMTC and BMRCL to keep vigil on passenger movements and to update security protocol.

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