Security to be beefed up across TN

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Chennai, Jul 26 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu Government today decided to provide round-the-clock security to vital installations and beef up security at all places visited by people in large numbers in the state following the serial bomb blasts that rocked Bangalore yesterday.

Chief Secretary L K Tripati, after holding a high-level law and order meeting with Director General of Police K P Jain and his senior colleagues, issued instructions to beef up security in the state in the wake of blasts in Bangalore and Gujarat.

After the meeting, it was decided to provide round-the-clock security to all dams and water bodies, power stations and atomic power stations in the State, an official release here said.

It was also decided to enhance security at places visited by people in large numbers like places of worship, airports, railway stations, bus terminals, cinemas, commercial establishments, beaches and amusement parks, the release said.

The Chief Secretary also gave instructions to the police to intensify vehicle check ups and provide additional security to IT companies, multi-national companies, BPOs and educational institutions, the release said.

As a precautionary measure, police have been asked to keep an eye on habitual criminals, members of terrorist and extremist outfits and foreigners who were overstaying.

The Government ordered that all godowns of explosives in the State should be subjected to thorough screening and ensure that the explosives were not used for not any illegal activity, it said.

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