Ranigunj businesses vow to prevent terror strikes

Published: 26th February 2013 12:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2013 12:32 PM   |  A+A-

Following the twin blasts that ripped the heart of Hyderabad three-days ago, city police directed business establishments to install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras to keep a watch on the movement of visitors.

Scores of workers of business establishments located at Ranigunj were administered the pledge by deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Ch Srikanth on Sunday that they would do their bit in preventing terror attacks.

The pledge was part of a meeting convened by Mahankali police with the owners/staff of business establishments, Mythri members and general public to create awareness on terror activities as Ranigunj is one of the places where terrorists have conducted recee a few months ago. The other places are Abids, Dilshuknagar, Ranigunj and Begum Bazar.

The DCP said they listed out the congested localities such as markets and business spots in Ranigunj and told the owners of business establishments to install CCTVs to keep a watch on suspicious persons.

“The footage will help investigation teams to identify the culprits. Mythri members and general public should be cautious of terror activities,” the DCP said. If people notice any unknown persons moving under suspicious circumstances, should alert to the police, he said.

Many businessmen who attended the coordination meet at Mahankali police station wanted the police to initiate quick action if any untoward incident took place. Rasheed, a businessman at Ranigunj, urged the police to increase night patrolling in the area install CCTVs at main junctions.

Area corporator K Kirnmayi suggested that the police intensify checks in Ranigunj and other places under Mahankali police station limits. She also suggested that the police conduct coordination meeting with the participation of Mythri members, business owners and local people to create awareness on terror activities and steps to prevent them.

Local politicians belonging to all political parties, temple managements and religious elders also participated in the meeting.

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