Orissa cops tighten security after letter threatens strikes

A day before the Budget session begins, the city police on Thursday went into a tizzy after receiving an anonymous letter that threatened to blow up the Assembly, chief minister’s residence Naveen Nivas and the BJP party office. The Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner got a postcard that threatened that a “time bomb” has been planted at Naveen […]

By: Express News Service | Bhubaneswar | Published: February 6, 2015 2:19 am

A day before the Budget session begins, the city police on Thursday went into a tizzy after receiving an anonymous letter that threatened to blow up the Assembly, chief minister’s residence Naveen Nivas and the BJP party office.

The Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner got a postcard that threatened that a “time bomb” has been planted at Naveen Patnaik’s residence and the Assembly. DGP Sanjiv Marik said all precautions were being taken to protect the purported targets in the city.

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“We don’t think it is a credible threat. But still we are taking all precautions,” said Commissioner R P Sharma. He said tight security and surveillance arrangements have been put in place around the Assembly for the Budget session. Thirty platoons of police and 36 CCTVs cameras would form the three-layered security for the Assembly.

Meanwhile, Orissa started a CCTV surveillance project in Bhubaneswar, installing 114 cameras at about 28 locations across the city. The project will cover 90 locations in all.

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