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.
“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.