IB alerts states about terror shadow over New Year’s Eve celebrations

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BENGALURU: The Bengaluru police have received an alert from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Union Ministry of Home Affairs  about the possibility of increased terror activities ahead of New Year celebrations.

The alert says there may be attempts to create unrest by anti-social activists. In the light of this, the Union Home Ministry has issued an advisory to states to take precautionary measures and prevent any unpleasant incidents.

Following the alert, the state Home Department has instructed all Hoysala and Cheetah patrol teams to conduct rigorous patrolling in their respective police station limits. If any suspicious activities are found, they should inform their higher-ups immediately.

A circular issued by the Home ministry

There are 31 pubs, five discotheques, 26 women’s bars, 13 clubs and 71 restaurants in and around MG Road. About 30 per cent these pubs and bars are on M G Road, Church street and Brigade Road and Halasuru.

Police have preparing to enhance security in the central business district and are keep a watch using drones around Brigade Road and M G Road.

The police have also begun collecting details about new arrivals in the city and people who are living in lodges. Additional police forces will be deployed in sensitive and major places.

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