The Barrackpore police have decided not to allow the visitors inside the temple premises with their cell phones, wallets and other belongings for security reasons. An enclosure had been set up outside the main gate of the temple where the pilgrims will have to submit their mobile phones and other belongings.
Advanced technology based scanner and metal detector have been put up at the entrance of the temple. Additional security forces were deployed inside and outside the temple in view of the alert issued by the central agencies. All the visitors coming to the temple were undergoing a thorough check up before entering into the temple.
A senior officer of the state police said that they had received an intelligence inputs from the Union Home Ministry on the basis of which security arrangements were strengthened at various places.
It may be mentioned that a red alert was earlier issued to various other states after the Centre had received an intelligence inputs that around 10 terrorists have entered into the country to carry out terrorist activities.
Security has also been beefed up at Kalighat temple. Large number of security personnel was deployed outside the temple to keep a vigil on the visitors. Security has been enhanced outside all the important installations in the city.
Additional deployment of security personnel were made at all the important places including the Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum and government offices. Police personnel were also deployed near Howrah Bridge, Vidyasagar Setu, Vivekananda Setu and other important bridges.