Tipu Jayanti Celebration: Security Hiked In Karnataka


Bengaluru: Karnataka government is all set to celebrate Tipu Jayanti , a total of 11, 000 police personnel will be deployed in Bengaluru to ensure there is no violence.

Security has been tightened across Kodagu district in view of Tipu Jayanti celebrations by the State government on Friday. A release has stated the district administration has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code with effect from Thursday. The orders will be in force till 6 a.m. on Saturday.

In a bid to prevent any untoward incident that could escalate tensions, surveillance has been stepped up at the 10 check-posts which are the entry points to Kodagu from Kannur, Wayanad and Kasaragod in Kerala, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, and Mysuru, the release added. Kodagu SP P. Rajendra Prasad said in all 44 CCTV cameras have been installed for constant monitoring of movement of people and all vehicles will be subjected to a thorough check. Besides, 60 check-posts in the district have been set up at police station levels and 249 CCTV cameras are in place in Madikeri, Virajpet, and Somwarpet taluks.

Additional police force has been deployed from other parts of the State as well with an Additional SP, 8 DY SPs, 23 police inspectors, 68 sub-inspectors, 113 ASIs, 1,500 constables, 27 District Armed Reserve (DAR) platoons, 15 KSRP platoons besides one company of the Rapid Action Force.

Authorities have also deployed 100 mobile police squads that will be patrolling sensitive areas and throughout the district round-the-clock while the Revenue Department has deployed special sectoral magistrates levels to monitor the situation.