RAICHUR: The police have stepped up vigil at railway stations and railway tracks in the district to thwart attempts of sabotage by anti-social elements. Superintendent of Police M N Nagaraj held a meeting of officials of Police Department, railway police and railway protection force here on Saturday.
He told reporters that special security measures have been taken in the wake of recent seizure of explosives at two places near Chittapur railway station in Gulbarga district.
He said he held the meeting of officials for bringing coordination in surveilence and security among various departments. The district police, railway police and the railway protection force will work as a team and regularly conduct anti-sabotage checks, he added.
The SP said there are five railway stations and around hundred kilometre length of railway track in Raichur district. The district administration will ensure security throughout the track and the stations, he added. The people of the surrounding villages will also be alerted and enlightened on their responsibility and how to prevent sabotage attempts by identifying the suspects and alerting the police, he said.
While there is no compromise on security, the department will also ensure that no innocents are harassed, said the SP. He appealed to people to inform the police control room if they find any person moving in suspicious manner near the track.