The Coimbatore Rural Police carried out an intensive patrolling of railway lines in order to prevent any sabotage.
Deputy Inspector General of Police (Coimbatore Range) B. Balanagadevi and Superintendent of Police (Coimbatore Rural) N. Kannan and railway officials went on a trolley on the line from Coimbatore Junction to Somanur to supervise the patrolling.
Police said the patrolling had been stepped up in view of the World Classical Tamil Conference and in the wake of the sabotage attempted on a track at Villupuram recently. Mr. Kannan said the patrolling on trolley would be done every day. Vehicle checks would be conducted at all entry points to Coimbatore in the rural police limits and about 900 police personnel from other districts in the west zone would be deployed here, he said.
Erode Staff Reporter adds:
Erode district police has also intensified the patrolling along the railway tracks.A team of 160 police personnel has been formed to carry out round-the-clock patrolling on instructions from Superintendent of Police T. Jayachandran. Mr. Jayachandran, after inspecting the security measures in the Erode – Coimbatore section on Sunday, said “We are maintaining a constant vigil on the railway tracks in the district. We will ensure that no such attempts occur in the future.”