City police on their toes

The force will out be in strength; some private firms to work from 7 am to 2 pm

City police on their toes

The entire police force is on its toes and will prevent vested interests from taking law and order into their hands. Deputy Commissioners, Assistant Commissioners and police inspectors have already conducted meetings of influential and religious leaders and of those who can help the police in ensuring harmony at their division and police station levels, added the sources.

Platoons of City Armed Reserve, Karnataka State Reserve Police and contingency of the Central Para Military Force will be pressed into service. The forces will be deployed at all sensitive and highly sensitive areas.

Senior police officers will be put on duty at all strategic places, revealed the sources.

More deployment

Areas such as City Market, Byatarayanapura, Shivajinagar, Frazer Town, Austin Town, D J Halli, K G Halli, Tannery Road, Commercial Street, Bharathinagar and Pulikeshinagar will come under the police scanner as there will be more deployment in these areas, stated the sources.

Important public places including the bus stand, railway station, airport, malls, theatres and high rise commercial establishments will be guarded, added the sources.

Change in work hours

Many private companies in the City have decided to work from 7 am to 2 pm on Thursday. Several IT/BT and other companies sent circulars by Wednesday evening to their employees, informing them of the change in the timings, sources said.

However, the circulars don’t mention about Friday's timings. It is learnt that the respective HR departments will take a suitable decision based on Thursday's situation, added the sources.

City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari sounded confident about the security situation in the City on Thursday. “Every business establishment, from IT/BT to cart vendors, have been requested keep open and function as usual. There is no need to worry and giving security cover is our duty and we have made all security arrangements,” he said.

Bulk SMS/MMS banned

The Central government has already given directions to telecom service providers to ban bulk SMS/MMS. Meanwhile, there are some provocative texts being exchanged in the City and elsewhere in the State. The police are tracking them and the culprits will be booked shortly, said the police.

Emergency nos

* Police control room:  100

* Bangalore East: 2294-3535

* Bangalore West:2294-3232

* Bangalore North: 2294-3434

* Bangalore South: 2294-3111

* Bangalore Central: 2294-3003

* Bangalore North-East: 2294-3060

* Bangalore South-East: 2294-3482

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