Security has been increased across cities like Bengaluru and Chennai. Chennai Central and Egmore saw storming operations. Security in public places in Bengaluru have also been stepped up.
Chennai: The railway police in Chennai have stepped up security arrangements at all railway stations in the city, after the Sri Lanka blasts.
The Government Railway Police, Railway Protection Force, Dog Squad and Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) carried out a joint storming operation at the city's major railway stations.
This, in a bid to ensure that security arrangements were foolproof and passengers feel safe.
The storming operation took place at Chennai Central and Egmore railway stations. Railway stations in Madurai and Trichy also saw storming operations.
The operations were carried out by a team of 200 personnel and began at 7 am and went on until 11 am.
Luggage of every passenger was checked and BDDS sleuths even searched cars entering the station.
Door frames and hand-held metal detectors were also used at several locations, apart from monitoring CCTV cameras around the railway stations.
Additional police personnel have been deployed at all entry and exit points.
In Bengaluru too, security has been increased at all bus stations and public places.
The Managing director of KSRTC has issued a letter stating, “Security has been tightened in all public places like bus stands."
All divisional controllers and security officers have been instructed to report the action-taken every hour to the central control room.
The public too has been instructed to be vigilant and inform the nearest police station if they find anything or any person suspicious.
The increase in security comes at a time when the attack on Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has left the entire world in shock.
A hoax call too was received stating that terrorists had entered India and were looking to carry out attacks on major cities in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra.
Hundreds of people died in the terror attacks across churches and hotels in the island country and this has led to the fear of terror attacks in neighbouring India.
The attacks In Sri Lanka came despite warnings. The failure to take into account the warnings have forced top officials in the country to quit.
In a latest development, 15 more people have lost their lives, including six suspected terrorists and nine civilians in a shootout between Sri Lankan police and suspected terrorists in Kalmunai.
Last Updated 2:16 PM IST