Security beefed up for two Kerala HC judges

The city police move comes in the wake of the intelligence report on possible threat to the two HC judges from fundamental outfits

Published: 02nd June 2017 05:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2017 05:43 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

KOCHI: The security of the two Kerala High Court Judges who struck down the marriage of a woman converted to Islam has been beefed up.

The move by the City police to provide extra security cover to the judges came in the wake of the intelligence report on possible threat to them from fundamental outfits.

A senior officer with City Special Branch said the City police have undertaken steps to maintain strict surveillance of the routes taken by the jurists to ensure their safety.

“Already there are two Personal Security Officers (PSO) for each judge. However, we decided to provide surveillance to them while travelling,” he said.

The police have been providing round-the-clock security and escort during their official visits.  However, following the increased threat perception, additional surveillance will be mounted, according to the officer.
The intelligence wing reported the supporters of Tuesday’s dawn-to-dusk hartal here in protest against the HC decision to annul the marriage of Vaikkom native girl, who had embraced Islam, had chanted slogans against the two jurists for passing the order.

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