On Saturday, police officials in Bengaluru conducted security checks in public places as a precautionary safety measure. Police officers were sent to public areas including bus stops and malls in order to make sure that CCTV cameras, metal detectors and other screenings devices were working effectively.
Speaking to TNM, Commissioner T Suneel Kumar stated that the measures taken on Saturday were just a part of routine safety checks. “We conducted the checks to make sure that all the CCTV cameras and safety devices were intact and working properly. Our officers checked public spots including bus stops. It was just a routine check,” he said.
Following the deadly terror attacks in Sri Lanka, police officials in Bengaluru had issued a notice calling for increased security measures in public places including malls and places of religious worship.
The terror attacks on Easter Sunday in Colombo killed more than 250 people including six children. Among the dead were 10 Indians including seven JD(S) functionaries from Tumakuru in Karnataka. In a meeting held by officials, places which saw a daily influx of more than 500 people were instructed to ensure that CCTV cameras were installed and functional. Security measures were also beefed up.
The commissioner had said to TNM at the time, “This is a security meeting with the in-charges of all religious places for awareness creation. We want to brief them and tell them to be aware and advise them in light of the Sri Lanka attacks.”