With the State government declaring a red alert across Karnataka in the aftermath of the bomb blast in Bangalore, security has been tightened in the twin cities.

Police Commissioner B.A. Padmanayan told presspersons here that the police had set up 13 check-posts in the twin cities, and 16 flying squads had been deployed on duty. Anti-sabotage teams would conduct surprise checks in public places and look out for suspicious objects in busy areas.

He also appealed to the public to immediately alert the police if they came across suspicious objects or articles in public places.

He urged the public not to go near any such articles until they were checked by the police.

He said the police had made all the arrangements for ensuring free and fair polls.

Of the 844 licensed weapons in the twin cities, barring those belonging to bank security personnel, all had been deposited at various police stations.

Mr. Padmanayan said that the department had already installed 180 surveillance cameras at strategic points. Another 150 cameras would be fixed shortly, he added.

  • All licensed weapons in twin cities have

    been deposited at police stations

  • ‘180 surveillance cameras have been installed; another 150 will be fixed shortly’