Days after a blast in Bengaluru killed a woman, city police will now deploy drones with aerial cameras to man the hotpot areas which are expected to be frequented by revellers during New Year celebrations.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday held a high-level meeting at Ministry of Home Affairs to discuss the security situation in the wake of Bangalore blast and Pakistan government's order to suspend detention of 26/11 plotter Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.
Outlawed outfit SIMI's possible role has come under the scanner of investigators probing the terror attack outside a restaurant here that killed a woman and injured three others, as government announced a raft of measures to ramp up security, particularly in crowded areas.
With the New Year celebrations round the corner and a bomb blast in Bengaluru, police in the national capital is on high alert and security has been stepped in the city to thwart any untoward incidence.
Bangalore Police Commissioner MN Reddi on Monday said that security will be tightened in the city, both in general and in view of the New Year celebrations, adding that the situation was under control.
Tightening security further, Karnataka government today announced a slew of steps, including bringing in Public Safety Act and installation of CCTVs at all "vulnerable" places in the wake of the blast in which a woman was killed three others got injured.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Intelligence Bureau chief Syed Asif Ibrahim, Home Secretary Anil Goswami and other top officials in Delhi to discuss Bangalore blast.
In what could be an initial breakthrough in the probe into twin blasts in a train, a man who hurriedly got down from it here has been spotted wearing a handkerchief to mask his face in CCTV footages of Bangalore railway station, police sources said on Saturday.
Federation of All Muslim organisations and political parties on Thursday sought a CBI probe into the April 17 blast in front of the BJP office in Bangalore and release of all six persons arrested in this connection.
Some explosives, including gelatin sticks, were recovered on Tuesday from two places by a special police team from Karnataka following inputs provided by an accused in the April 17 bomb blast near BJP office in Bangalore.