Bengaluru: Tipu Jayanti is all set to be celebrated with high security in four sensitive districts. Prohibitory orders have been clamped in Chitradurga, Mangaluru, Shivamogga, and Kodagu districts.
As many as 119 platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP), 9,000 Home Guards, and seven companies of Central forces have been deployed across the State, said Director-General and Inspector-General of Police, Om Prakash. Senior officers of the rank of Additional Director-General of Police and Inspector-General of Police have been dispatched to all districts to supervise security measures, he said.
The DG&IGP said senior officials of the respective divisions have been warned of strict action in case of any lapses on their part. The entire police force of the city is on high alert and has been asked not to go on leave. Police officials working in non-executive posts have also been pressed into service, he said.
The State government has warned of strict action against law and order disruption after the Bharatiya Janata Party and Hindutva organisations threatened to hold protests during the celebrations.