Security was beefed up across the city and also the parts of the state, in the wake of the terror attack at Pathankot. Security personnel have been deployed in all the important installations across the state to prevent any untoward incident.
A senior police officer said that security measures have been intensified at all the important places in the city including railway stations, airport and shopping malls. Police were found conducting security checks at important installations including Sealdah and Howrah stations, Airport, different offices and at all the entry points in the city. Police officers were also seen keeping a vigil at the important places like State Secretariat, the Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Vidyasagar Setu and the Indian Museum. There was deployment of central forces in the Metro Stations as well.
They were seen checking the bags and belonging and luggage that belong to the passengers. Railway Protection Force conducted search inside the various long distance trains standing at Sealdah and Howrah stations. All the city’s hotels, shopping malls were also alerted by the Kolkata police.
Kolkata and Howrah police conducted joint checking at the Vidyasagar Setu at the city’s entry point. The police headquarter at Lalbazar alerted all the police stations to strengthen their vigil across the city. Security arrangements were also enhanced outside the Calcutta Airport. The Central Forces along with the state police conducted search at the entry points of the Airport. Most of the vehicles were stopped at the approaching road to airport for checking. Security arrangements were also enhanced at the Bagdogra airport.
The Centre had earlier issued an alert to the state governments saying that might be a terror attack and asked them to place in adequate security arrangements at important places. These security arrangements were furthered enhanced across the states following the terror attack at Pathankot.