Security stepped up in Bengaluru

Security stepped up in Bengaluru

In the wake of recent threats that the city will be the next target for Sydney like hostage crisis and today's terror attack on a Pakistan's army school, police have increased security at certain important places here.

"There is no need for public to be scared or worried because of this threat... we have conducted anti-sabotage checks at some vital places," DCP Central (Bengaluru) Sandeep Patil told reporters here.

He said, "We have also posted police personnel at certain important places like malls. We have identified important places and taken precautionary measures."

"We will be taking all precautionary measures that are required and there is no reason to be worried," he said.

Stating that there is absolutely no threat perception to the country's IT capital, Bengaluru Police Chief M N Reddi had yesterday downplayed a threat on the micro blogging site that the city will be the next target for Sydney like hostage crisis.

He had also promised to thoroughly verify the source of these claims.
In a 17-hour-long hostage drama a lone heavily-armed man of Iranian-origin had held 17 people hostage at a cafe in Sydney that ended late last night with the police storming it, resulting in three deaths.

More than hundred students were killed as heavily-armed Arabic speaking Taliban suicide attackers stormed an army-run school today in Pakistan's Peshawar city, also using hostages as human shield.

The presence and arrest of alleged handler of Pro-Islamic State Twitter account Mehdi Masroor Biswas in Bengaluru on Saturday had also raised concerns about security situation in the country's IT capital.

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