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He confided that decoy teams managed to smuggle in explosives two times despite the management being told to step up security.
In fact, the entire police top brass was out on the road. City Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma was personally monitoring the security drive taken up by all officers and constabulary of City Police, including personnel from Central Crime Station, Task Force and even the traffic wing. Mr. Sharma continuously monitored the special security drive instructing his subordinates on minute-to-minute basis over wireless .
“We understand the security threat and the checks but what right have police got to forcibly close shops and tea stalls,” questioned Balakrishna, a shop owner from Chikkadpally. He felt the police had gone overboard in the name of security.
Traffic cops were also instructed to perform checks.
“At many places like Secunderabad railway station, traffic gets stuck even if a vehicle stops even for a few seconds. In such situations, we put up barricades on the busy roads and check vehicles,” a traffic police officer said.
Interestingly, police claim-ed local businessmen associations had voluntarily closed shops pledging solidarity with the attempts of police to create security consciousness.
27 kg gold seized
During checks, the Saifabad police found two persons transporting 27 kilos of gold jewellery in a four-wheeler near Telugu Talli statue.
The jewellery was seized and would be handed over to the Income Tax Department for further action, the police said.