Karnataka to have 24 x7 vigil after Mumbai terror attack

Karnataka to have 24 x7 vigil after Mumbai terror attack

A 24-hour vigil is being maintained throughout the state, especially the coastal areas and Bangalore, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa told reporters after a high-level security meeting attended by Home Minister R Ashoka and the state's top police officials.

Ashoka said security measures in the state were reviewed during the meeting. All police personnel on leave have been asked to report back on duty.

All coastal areas like Mangalore, Udupi have been asked to provide inputs on an hourly basis, he said.

Patrolling units like the 'Hoysala' and 'Cheetah' have been deployed. Units of the bomb disposal squad and anti-terrorist squad have been asked to maintain constant vigil.

Police have also been asked to maintain a watch on banned outfits, Ashoka said, adding that IT companies in the state have also been asked to maintain a constant vigil.

Police have also been asked to maintain vigil on spots where blasts had occurred in the past, including Chinnaswamy stadium, and the Indian Institute of Science where in a terror attack in December 2005 a IIT professor was killed when gunmen opened fire.

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