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Security tightened in Kolar district

By Our Correspondent

KOLAR, FEB. 16. In the backdrop of the naxalite attack on police personnel in Pavagada taluk of Tumkur district, strict vigil is being maintained at all police stations in the border areas of Kolar district.

B.S.S. Rao, Additional Superintendent of Police, Kolar, said that strict instructions have beem given to Station House officers of all police stations in border areas to keep a close watch over happenings in their limits.

`Sky points' to be set up

Mr. Rao also said that arrangements are being made to set up "sky points" at all police stations in the border areas to keep vigil over suspicious activities in the region.

Sensitive police stations such as Batlahalli, Nangali, and Royalpad are being provided with additional equipment to deal with any eventuality.

He added that security has been increased at all police stations in the area and all persons will be screened before they are allowed to enter the stations.

With Bagepalli being prone to naxal activity, the department has treated the taluk as a special zone and a close watch is being kept on the movement of people.

The police force in the entire district has been geared up to prevent any naxal activity in the district, Mr. Rao said.

Night patrolling has also been increased on all roads leading to Andhra Pradesh, he said, and added that at least six well-armed police personnel will man police stations in the area at night.

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