Bengaluru: As the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Cauvery water dispute is expected to come today, the Bengaluru police have beefed up the security, with additional forces deployed in many sensitive areas of the city.
A meeting of officials, headed by the city police commissioner NS Megharikh was held to discuss the measures to curb the violence and also manage the crowd if protests erupt.
15,000 civil police including senior police officers and 2,000 Home Guards took position at 6 am to monitor the situation, police said.
“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 6 am. Two Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) vehicles, 250 Hoysalas and 400 Cheetah bikes will patrol the city,” police sources said.
Section 44 has been imposed in Mandya, ahead of the hearing.