18 portable explosive detectors to ensure foolproof security

Last Updated: Mar 10, 2011, 20:37 PM IST

Chandigarh: Eighteen portable explosive detectors would be installed at various gates and other sensitive places around the Punjab Cricket Association stadium during the West Indies-Ireland Group B match of the cricket World Cup on Friday.

"These portable explosive detectors will be installed for the first time in the stadium," Mohali`s Deputy Superintendent of Police (City) Rajwinder Singh Sohal said.

He said that adequate security arrangements have been made.

"We will be deploying around 1400-1500 cops in and around the PCA stadium at Mohali. As part of three-tier security arrangements inside and outside the stadium, 60 CCTV cameras will keep a vigil on the movement of people," he said.

Referring to reports of terror threats, he said, "We are not taking any chances and as you can see we have made tight security arrangements for the match."

The deployment of security personnel will include those from the mounted police, evacuation teams and anti-sabotage team.

Six Superintendent of Police level officers, over 30 DSPs and about 1,000 constables would form part of the force that will be deployed.

Adequate security is already in place at Hotel Taj here, where the two teams are staying.

PTI