Security beefed up in city for I-Day show

Bengaluru Police have made elaborate security arrangements in the city for Independence Day celebrations at Manekshaw Parade Ground.

Published: 14th August 2017 09:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2017 09:11 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Bengaluru Police have made elaborate security arrangements in the city for Independence Day celebrations at Manekshaw Parade Ground.Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will hoist the National flag at 9 am at the venue where some 2,700 students will participate in cultural programmes.

Military police team ‘Swetha Ashwa’ rehearsing stunts at Manekshaw Parade Grounds in Bengaluru on Sunday | NAGESH POLALI

City Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar said as many as 1,200 police personnel including nine DCPs, 16 ACPs, 51 PIs and 90 PSIs have been deployed in and around the ground. Besides, quick response team, bomb squad, six ASC check teams, explosive weapon detectors, four X-ray baggage scanners and Home Guards will be deployed. Also, 40 batallions of Karnataka State Reserve Police, eight batallions of armed police personnel will be part of the security. There are 56 CCTV cameras installed in and around the ground.

Police have also banned the operation of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles from August 13 to 15.

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