Hyderabad: In the aftermath of the hanging of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon and recent terrorist attack in Punjab’s Gurdaspur, terror alert has been sounded in the Information Technology (IT) hub of Hyderabad.
In fact, they have decided to issue arms licenses so that armed private security personnel can handle a crisis till police or other security agencies take over operations.
The decision to issue such licenses has been communicated to the companies and many have expressed interest. "We need to prepare for any situation. Arming security personnel will help them in handling hostage situations, lone-wolf attacks or other crises. Otherwise, the unarmed security guards will be in a helpless situation when a crisis hits them. We will train the security guards in handling such weapons too,'' a top police official said.
Earlier, the Cyberabad police had directed the IT companies to keep a vigil on usage of the Internet and social media by their employees to nail Islamis State (ISIS) sympathisers. In fact, one of the companies promptly alerted police after an employee downloaded information on explosives.