Cauvery row: Security beefed up in Mysuru, Bengaluru for Supreme Court hearing today

BENGALURU/MYSURU: With the Supreme Court expected to take up the Cauvery water dispute+ case on Tuesday, Bengaluru city police have tightened security+ , with additional forces deployed at sensitive and hypersensitive areas.

City police commissioner NS Megharikh held a meeting with his officials, and discussed the measures taken to curb the violence and related issues. Later in the evening, Megharikh interacted with control room personnel and gave them directions.

“A total of 40 platoons of the Karnataka State Reserve Police, 30 City Armed Reserve platoons, six Rapid Action Force squads, three companies of the Seema Suraksha Dal, three Border Security Force platoons and one company each of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police will guard the city. Besides, 15,000 civil police including senior police officers and 2,000 Home Guards will take position at 6am. Two Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) vehicles, 250 Hoysalas and 400 Cheetah bikes will patrol the city,” police sources said. City police were on the roads in full strength on Monday too, given that the Cauvery Supervisory Committee was to take up the issue of release of water to Tamil Nadu.


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