BENGALURU: A day after the attack on Karnataka Lokayukta Vishwanath Shetty, which was caused by glaring security lapse, security has been beefed up across important public offices and buildings in the city.
Visitors entering Lokayukta office, Vidhana Soudha, Vikasa Soudha, state police head quarters and City Police Commissioner’s office and other government buildings are being subjected to stringent security checks.
Another senior police officer said, “At Vidhana Soudha, there are two main gates and one gate on the rear side of the building. At all the gates, there around eight to ten policemen deployed for security purpose for each shift. At the gates they have a register, where the visitor should fill in details and produce their government issued identity card. They are frisked through door frame and hand held metal detectors and their bags are scanned. If anything suspicious if found, we take them aside and carry out a thorough check.”
State police headquarters
The officer mentioned that there are six police personnel at the main gate and four of them at the entrance of the office (ground level).
At the main gate, the visitors will have to make their entry and produce their government issued identity card and mention the purpose of the visit. Their bags will be sent through a scanner and the visitor will be physically checked using hand-held metal detector.
Police Commissioner’s office
Located on Infantry Road, the office has a main gate and rear gate. At both the sides, they have metal detectors. Visitors are frisked and bags checked using scanners.
Five police personnel are present at each gate in two shifts. The office witnesses huge influx of people every day for verification and other related works. The visitors should also mention the purpose of their visit and the officer or
department they intend to meet. Except for official vehicles, other vehicles are only allowed through the rear gate.