Tight security for Modi in Kolkata

The Brigade Parade Ground where Gujarat Chief Minster Narendra Modi is set to address the public here on February 5 was virtually out of bounds for people on Tuesday due to the unprecedented security arrangement. 

Besides hundreds of policemen manning the ground, a National Security Guard (NSG) team also took stock of the security aparatus on Tuesday.

While Modi is a known to be on the hit-list of a number of terror outfits, the security cordon offered to him is not even seen at similar events attended by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, police officers admitted. 

“We don’t want to take any risks. We’re making such arrangements that no one can raise a finger at the law and order situation in Bengal or the efficiency of our police,” a senior Kolkata Police official said.

Not everyone, however, reposed the same faith in the city police.

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