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Updated: August 20, 2012 08:20 IST

Tight security in place

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A deserted Bangalore City railway Station on Sunday. Only 471 tickets were
sold at both City and Yeshwanthpur railway stations. Photo: Sampath Kumar G.P
A deserted Bangalore City railway Station on Sunday. Only 471 tickets were sold at both City and Yeshwanthpur railway stations. Photo: Sampath Kumar G.P

17,000 security personnel deployed in the city and 1,500 trainees, who have undergone intensive training for about eight months, have also been deployed in the city

In the light of alleged threats to people from the northeast residing here, the Bangalore Police have made elaborate security arrangements with about 17,000 security personnel deployed across the city.

As many as 25 platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) and 35 platoons of City Armed Reserve (CAR) police have been deployed across the city along with three companies of Rapid Action Force and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), which has been deployed already, Police Commissioner Jyothi Prakash Mirji, told presspersons on Sunday.


Stating that “exhaustive police bandobast” had been put in place, he said that about 500 homeguards have been deployed.

Besides about 1,500 trainees, who have undergone intensive training for about eight months, have also been deployed in the city, he added.

Peace meetings

Mr. Mirji said that many more peace meetings were held in various places across the city, including at Anepalya and Neelasandra, where support for the people from northeast had been pledged. “Many residents of these areas have exchanged telephone numbers to lend support in case of any distress situation.”

Hoteliers, industrialists and other companies that have employed northeast residents, also have come forward assuring their support, he added.

Tracking movements

Apart from installing CCTV cameras, many digital cameras have been hired, which would be used by the police and plainclothesmen to track all movements across the city on Monday.

Meanwhile, the exodus of people from the northeast that witnessed a drastic decline on Saturday continued to decline on Sunday.

According to sources, only 471 tickets were sold at both city and Yeshwanthpur railway stations.

One additional general compartment was attached to the Yeshwanpur-Howrah Express, railway sources said.


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No civil war unlike other countries, still a mass exodus of enormous proportions. Full agree with Yogesh P, that there is complete lack of faith and confidence for the common man in our political leaders. Shame on you. You have lost the confidence of the people. You are not able to protect citizens in their country ! What a shame. This is a wake up call for the politicians who rule the country. Please put people's interest first. As Indians we seemed to have lost the plot. We cannot consider ourselves even a developling country when such events happen. Focus on nation building first.

from:  Krrishna
Posted on: Aug 21, 2012 at 09:21 IST

It is disheartening to see mass exodus of northeast people from Bangalore even by assurance of security from state government. Hope all those who left would come back soon. It mainly caused due to few miscreants taking law into their hands in a constituency represented by a Muslim. The cosmopolitan image of Bangalore was tarnished by these incidents.

from:  Manohara A B
Posted on: Aug 20, 2012 at 18:48 IST

Quote: "Today, after four days, the numbers of those boarding trains is down to 300. This means that people now trust us".
No Minister. The number is down to 300 because nobody is left behind anymore. THis exodus is the largest public demonstration of no-confidence against the entire political class of this country by its citizens, this is it.
This is what happens when you fail to enforce laws, interfere in the functioning of law enforcement and judicial systems for political expediency.Shame on us all.

from:  Yogesh P
Posted on: Aug 20, 2012 at 13:06 IST

Symptomatic of a nation in perpetual denial.
Every citizen of this country is on his/her own.

from:  Kunal
Posted on: Aug 18, 2012 at 13:25 IST
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