Bengaluru: Intelligence input about possible terror strike - State on high alert


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP) 

Bengaluru, Aug 17: On the basis of information from the central intelligence agencies about the possibility of terror strikes in the state, high alert was issued all over Karnataka including coastal region on Friday, August 16 evening. 

As soon as the intelligence report warned about possible strike, security all over the sate was tightened. Information about the alert was sent to all the district superintendents of police with instructions to conduct surprise checks everywhere. The police undertook thorough checks in railway stations, bus stands, important places, hospitals, malls, information technology companies etc in all the district headquarters. 

As far as Mangaluru is concerned, checks were conducted at the railway station, bus stand, Infosys Technologies facility at Mudipu, Soorya Infotech, Kshema Hospital Deralakatte, Mangalore University and other spots with the help of sniffer dogs and bomb disposal squad. 

Similar checks were also undertaken at the railway and bus stands at Udupi. High alert was also declared in port area and picketing point at Gangolli and Kundapur. Vigilance has been beefed up in all strategic points, said superintendent of police, Nisha James. 

Fishermen in the coast have been asked by the district administration to immediately inform the police control room (dial 100) if they see any suspicious activity, boat or persons at the seashore. A senior police officer said that officials at the railway station, airport, KSRTC bus stand, big malls and big temples have been asked to be careful. 

Mangaluru city police commissioner, Dr Harsha P S, said that as a precaution for the Independence Day celebrations, checks had been conducted a few days back, and as an extension to that exercise, searches are now being conducted with the help of sniffer dogs, bomb disposal squad etc. Dakshina Kannada district deputy commissioner, Sasikanth Senthil, said that warnings are sounded by central government from time to time and as usual, the concerned have been asked to exercise caution. 

At Bengaluru, commandos have been patrolling the city and over 30 Karnataka State Reserve Police contingents have been deployed for security. City police commissioner, Bhaskar Rao, has instructed the additional police commissioner and deputy commissioners of police to be on high alert in the city. He has sought additional security at Vidhana Soudha, Vikasa Soudha, BMTC, KSRTC and railway stations, airport, leading malls, schools, companies, temples, mosques, prayer centres etc till further orders.

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Suspects should be SHOOT TO DIE ! NO trails or court !

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  • SmR, Karkala

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    More than 20 assembly seats are vacant due to disqualification. Now the state reeling under severe floods and relife is not reaching to the camps, terror alert is the easiest way to deflect when the emotion is running high due to Kashmir issue.

    There was similar terror alert in Kashmir just before Article 370 abrogation. The government even produced the fake story of high caliber sniper rifle made in the US. On the same pretext of the alert entire Kashmir Valley and Amarnath pilgrimage is stopped.

    These days whenever government under criticism 'Lynching' happens somewhere in the nation to deflect from the real issues. If not 'nationalism' is brought in using terror alert.

    Jai Hind

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  • Sathish Kumar Shetty, Bangalore

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Paid the price at Sri Lanka.

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    keep it secret from enemies who will be caught easily. India is like a Ocean none can dry it. Buri nazar wale thera muh kaala.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Any country who wants to come up need to ensure and sustain safety against any terror attacks from militant forces.

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  • Aam Aadmi, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    What is a False flag?
    A false flag is a covert operation designed to deceive; the deception creates the appearance of a particular party, group, or nation being responsible for some activity, disguising the actual source of responsibility.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Is government is diverting minds of common people from unemployment , recession , corruption and communal agendas ?

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Watch batla house nice movie

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Our nation, is under heightened threat, enemies, beyond and within our borders, are frustrated, disoriented, especially after, PM Modiji, Tsunami of enacting new legislations in Parliament.. These laws, were necessary for the integrity, security and for social justice, for the citizens of India....... We should never, ever forget Mumbai blasts, Pathankot, Phulwama.... Every inputs from our Intelligence agencies, must be taken with all sincerity.... It is better to be safe, then to be sorry !!!!!!!!!

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