The Bengaluru police have come out with a high alert notice for all its staff and asked all its personnel to be highly alert in the city on Saturday. According to the city police commissioner of Bengaluru City, Bhaskar Rao, “There should be a high-level police presence and visibility at the jurisdictional level until further orders.”
City Police Commissioner Downplaying Alert Notice?
It seems that the city police commissioner is downplaying the alert notice as he described the thing as an exercise being carried out for evaluating the preparation of the Bengaluru police in the case the city receives any threats. Bhaskar Rao further added that the alert is a general threat and there is nothing specific.
The commissioner’s advisory board has directed the additional and deputy commissioners to sensitize high alert at all the iconic areas in the city like High Court, Vidhana Soudha, metro stations, railway stations, malls, bus stations, major schools, busy markets, and five-star hotels. As a part of the new alert, the police will also make sure that all the CCTV cameras in all the areas are functioning. Also, there will be a visible presence of police at check posts.
What Does This High Alert Mean?
The high alert advisory indicates a number of things which will include ensuring that all the CCTVs are properly working in the respective areas, posting of pickets, seizing of unattended vehicles and baggage, police visibility of high level, detaining suspicious vehicles, round the clock checking of vehicles at the borders, checking at PG hostels, serviced apartments and accommodation near religious places.
According to reports, the security people will be conducting checks at paying guest accommodations, hostels, private buildings, and serviced apartments. The high alert is not restricted only to Bengaluru. The security arrangements across major cities and towns in the state have also been beefed up. Mangaluru’s police officials have been asked to increase security at churches, mosques, temples, railway stations, malls, bus stations, and other sensitive areas.