Bengaluru: The city has been put on high alert after the Intelligence Bureau (IB) at the centre, alerted Bengaluru City and Karnataka police about the movements of terrorists. Security has been tightened in all public places.
A top source from the police department said, "The IB has shared inputs that there were few terrorist movements in Bengaluru, Chennai and Kerala, a few days before the Sri Lanka terror attack. The IB are tight lipped about it and have just directed us to tighten the security and keep a strict vigil across the City."
"Railway stations, bus terminals, airports, religious places, malls and places where there's heavy movement of the public has seen a stepped up watch by the police department. All security guards and jurisdictional police stations have been tasked to ensure that strict frisking is done at all the five star hotels and malls," the officer said, adding however that 'there's nothing for the public to panic about."
City police commissioner Suneel Kumar, who addressed the media to say that all secure measures had been put in place, asked the public to inform the nearest police station if they found anything suspicious. While admitting that they had no information about the movement of the terrorists or which organization they could belong to, he said "The IB has asked us to be cautious and alert."...