Visakhapatnam

Police to beef up security

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Following an alert from the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the police is gearing up to scale up the security to the highest level on February 7, when the main public events of the International Fleet Review (IFR), will be held on Beach Road and will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, chiefs of the three services, a number of Union Ministers, Ministers from the State and a huge delegation from about 53 countries.

In tune with the CM’s advice to scan the people who have availed the passes by producing their Aadhaar card photocopies from the MeeSeva, the police are working on conducting random checks at the public enclosures.

The men from the Special Branch has been assigned the duty to move in mufti inside the enclosures and have been instructed to scan the visitors by asking their Aadhaar number and cross check with the database. The idea is to check the duplication and impersonation and entry of fictitious persons, Commissioner of Police Amit Garg told The Hindu .

About 1.5 lakh passes have been issued and the police are making all arrangements to plug all loose ends and curtail gate crashers and unauthorised entries. There are about two to three main entry points for the general public and about three entries for VIPs and VVIPs.

The police will be setting up over 100 DFMDs (Door Frame Metal Detectors) at all entry points and strategic locations.

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