Madurai

Security tightened for Chinese President’s visit

Police personnel posted on Pamban rail bridge in Ramanathapuram district on Thursday.

Police personnel posted on Pamban rail bridge in Ramanathapuram district on Thursday.  

The entire shoreline in the coastal district has been brought under security blanket in view of the informal summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mamallapuram near Chennai on October 11 and 12.

As part of the State-wide tightening of security, the Indian Coast Guard and Marine police have tightened coastal security in coordination with the district police by deploying men and armed guards at all possible landing points on the shoreline and enhanced patrolling in the sea to prevent any infiltration via the sea route.

The entire fleet in Mandapam Station, including hovercrafts, ships and interceptor boats, have been deployed for patrolling in the sea, said M. Venkatesan, Station Commander, Mandapam Station. The Marine police too have intensified patrolling and deployed men at the landing points.

Superintendent of Police Omprakash Meena said 370 police personnel, including armed guards, had been deployed at various vital installations in the district as part of security enhancement. Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad carried out checks at Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameswaram, Pamban Rail and Road Bridges and other vital installations.

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