Kochi: Security has been tightened in Kochi
city, nearby Fort Kochi and Mattancherry areas following
yesterday`s explosion in Delhi in which an Israeli diplomat
was critically injured.
Police patrolling has been strengthened near the Jewish
synagogue in Mattancherry, police said.
Anti-sabotage commandos have also been kept on standby in
case of any eventuality and the Bomb Squad and Quick Response
Team alerted, they said.
Security has also been tightened at Fort Kochi where an
Israeli Rabi and his wife, who have been ordered to leave the
country within 15 days, are staying, sources said.
Shneor Zalman and Yaffa Shenoi had come to Fort Kochi in
2010 and were staying in a rented house. The Ernakulam
District Collector had recently ordered their deportation,
which they have challenged in the Kerala High Court.