Hotel owners asked to heighten vigil in Mysuru

Precautions are in the light of the serial blasts in Sri Lanka

The city police held a meeting with hotel owners across Mysuru and urged them to tighten security measures in the light of the serial blasts in Sri Lanka.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) M. Muthuraj and other police officials in Mysuru urged hoteliers to heighten their vigil and introduce adequate precautionary measures, which includes keeping a strict watch on strangers and informing the police about suspicious activity.

Apart from checking their identity cards that ascertain addresses and backgrounds, the hoteliers were asked to frisk visitors and their luggage with metal detectors before providing them accommodation. They were asked to open suspicious baggage and examine contents. They have also been asked to install good quality CCTV cameras on the premises to monitor the movements of visitors.

In the event of the tourists or visitors refusing to undergo security checks, the hoteliers have been asked to report the matter to the police.

Hand-held metal detectors

Meanwhile, the Hotel Owners’ Association of Mysuru has appealed to hoteliers in the city to co-operate with the police and take necessary security measures.

Hoteliers have been told to be wary of troublemakers booking rooms in the guise of tourists.

With regard to the appeal made by the police to use metal detectors while frisking and checking tourists and their luggage, the president of the association Narayan Gowda urged hoteliers to use a hand-held metal detector.

Religious places

The police held a separate meeting with heads of various religious institutions in Mysuru and appealed to them to heighten their security arrangements.

Security has also been tightened at St Philomena’s Church in Mysuru, which is one of the prominent tourist destinations in the city.

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