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Tight security in place

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

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

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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.

Homeguards

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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