Mumbai: A thick security blanket has been thrown over the entire city on the eve of 65th Independence Day with police stepping in to keep a strict vigil at all the important places and intensifying patrolling on streets in the wake of recent bomb blasts.
Vehicles are being checked thoroughly at all the entry points in the city including Mulund, Dahisar and Chembur, police said.
Several anti-social elements have been detained to ensure there is no law and order problem. Besides this local police stations, numbering more than 80, including those marked as `sensitive`, have been alerted and are asked to ensure that their respective areas remain peaceful.
Police is keeping a strict vigil at local railway stations, shopping malls, theatres, Iconic Gateway of India, hotels Taj Mahal and Oberoi, Mantralaya and Bombay High Court. The police sources reportedly said that they have deployed additional forces from the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) on duty.