Security up in city ahead of I-day

Mumbai Police Tuesday launched a citywide operation,wherein security was increased at over 700 spots identified as sensitive.

Written by Gautam S Mengle | Mumbai | Published: August 14, 2013 1:25 am

Mumbai Police Tuesday launched a citywide operation,wherein security was increased at over 700 spots identified as sensitive.

According to sources,‘Operation Mumbai Kavach’ is a proactive security measure undertaken ahead of Independence Day.

“We have identified 741 sensitive installations all over Mumbai and deployed tight security around these places. We will also alert the security stakeholders at these sites using bulk text messaging. These spots include malls,hospitals and oil refineries,” said Additional Commissioner of Police Madhukar Pandey,Protection and Security.

Officials said there were various parameters for identifying these places as sensitive. Some of them are historically significant,others are financially significant and yet others witness high footfall.

Police have also prohibited paragliders,micro-copters and remote-operated flying devices over Mantralaya on August 15. “We have asked the DGCA to declare this aerospace as a no-flying zone,” Pandey said.

The police has pressed in its entire strength of 50,000 personnel into Operation Mumbai Kavach and has called in some companies of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) for back up. Police are also conducting combing operations and nakabandis,police said.

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