CID team from Tamil Nadu inspects railway stations in city

The Crime Branch – Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) team of the Tamil Nadu police, which is in the city in connection with the blasts on the Bangalore-Guwahati Express, hit a road block as they found no leads from the CCTV footage at City Railway station.

Visited stations

On Saturday, the team visited Cantonment Railway Station, Bangalore East Railway Station and K R Puram Railway station where the train had halted.

However, the team was surprised to find that CCTV cameras are not installed at any of these stations.

Team miffed

Sources say that the team was miffed at the lack of CCTV surveillance at these railway stations, as they felt that the culprits might have exploited this loophole. A senior official said that the culprits could have boarded the train at one of the three halts after the city railway station, planted explosives and got off at the next station without being caught on any CCTV camera.

Anil Kumar Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, Bangalore confirmed to The Hindu that no CCTV cameras were installed only in the city railway station. At the other stations, he said, security personnel depend entirely on metal detectors and frisking.

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