Bengaluru: Know your neighbour and community and maintain a strict vigil on strangers and their suspicious movements in times of heightened perceived threat.
Following the Sri Lanka serial terrorist attacks on churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, which claimed the lives of 359 people, the City police and State Intelligence have asked religious heads of all communities, owners and security staff of malls and hotels to inform the police immediately if they see a stranger entering their premises.
“Churches, temples and mosques have regular worshippers from their surrounding areas. They are known to the priests/ clerics and other worshippers in the area as well. The police have sensitised the clerics and priests to watch out for strangers. All prominent religious places, which draw huge crowds have been asked to install CCTV cameras at strategic places to keep a watch and keep the beat constables, police patrols informed,” said a senior police officer.
City Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar along with his officers held a meeting on Thursday. “One has to be vigilant at all times. It’s difficult to prevent a fidayeen attack, but if people are vigilant they can sound the timely alarm and perhaps help prevent the damage to life and property,” the officer added.