Security at BBMP to be beefed up

Security at BBMP to be beefed up

Security at the Palike Council will be beefed up from the next monthly meeting. Screening of people will be taken up more stringently to prevent any untoward incidents in the future.

“We need to keep a check on people entering the Council during meetings. Hence a proper screening facility needs to be put into place,” said a Palike officer.

Many officers at the Palike said followers of corporators are often allowed to enter the Council without any screening, as it is difficult to distinguish them from the corporators.

“Heightened security measures will only increase safety of corporators, officials and the public alike, within the premises,” said another officer.

At present two metal detectors are placed at the Palike, one at the entrance of the Council building and another at the entrance of the main building.

Marshals sought

In addition to this, Mayor S K Nataraj will submit a proposal seeking 15 marshals to be deputed at the Council.

The proposal was earlier put forward to maintain order within the Council.

Ali’s aides discharged

The two associates of Deewana Ali, who were injured during the attack that killed the Banashankari Corporator, were discharged from the hospital on Monday afternoon.

Kamaluddin and Umar were rushed to the hospital on Sunday afternoon, after they sustained injuries in the attack.

“As the injuries were not serious, they have been discharged,” said Dr Eshwarnath, general trauma surgeon.

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