Heightened security in Kozhikode

Sniffing out: The bomb squad had a busy day on Saturday as the police tightened vigil on the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition.  

Staff Reporter

On the anniversary of demolition of Babri Masjid

Additional forces at railway, bus stations

Alert at the airport to continue today

KOZHIKODE: The police maintained a tight security in the city on Saturday in view of the anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Additional forces were deployed at public places, railway stations, bus stations and airport this time in the aftermath of the terror strike in Mumbai last week.

Anti-sabotage checking was carried out vulnerable spots including places of worship in the city. Metal detectors were installed at railway stations to screen passengers. Vehicles were checked at the entry points of the city at Ramanattukara, Padanilam near Kunnamangalam and Elathur. Searches were conducted at lodges and hotels in the city.

Temporary police pickets had been set up at Eranhipalam and Karaparamba and Arayadathupalam junctions. The dog squad and bomb disposal squad carried out checks at public places.

A heightened security was also maintained at Karipur airport. The State police and the Central Industrial Security Force were engaged in security operations. Entry of visitors to the airport has been banned at the airport.

The general alert sounded at the airport will continue on Sunday also, a senior official said. Passengers are being made to go through five security checks right from the entry to the terminal to boarding the aircraft. A secondary ladder-point checking had been introduced additionally.