Police scale up security in Chennai in wake of Bangalore blasts

Chennai Security was on Thursday stepped up across the city in the wake of bomb blasts in Bangalore, police said in Chennai.

Patrolling and vigil at busy junctions, including railway station, airport and bus terminals, has been beefed up as a precautionary measure, police said.

Vehicles entering the city from other states are being subjected to thorough checks, they said.

At the Chennai Central Railway station, which attracts thousands of passengers daily, the police is checking vehicles parked in parking lot and also those entering there.

Police have pressed sniffer dogs into service and passenger baggage was also being screened.

Strict vigilance was being maintained on CCTV network installed at various locations to prevent any untoward incident, police said.

Terror struck Bangalore on Wednesday ahead of the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections when a low-intensity bomb exploded near the bustling BJP city office in a busy residential area injuring at least 16 people, including 11 policemen.

The bomb, apparently strapped to the motorbike with a Tamil Nadu registration plate parked between a van and a car, went off around 10.30 am about 100 metres diagonally opposite BJP office in Malleshwaram.

Story First Published: April 18, 2013 12:35 IST

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