Internal Security system being revamped: City Commissioner

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Bangalore, Aug 5 (UNI) City police Commissioner Shankar Bidari today said that a revamp of the internal security system in the State had been taken up and new system will be in place by October 31.

The police, which is yet to make a breakthrough into the July 25 serial blasts, in which one woman was killed and seven others injured, was working on some leads and the guilty would be brought to books, he said.

He was speaking at a awareness programme on 'Role of people in prevention and management of Disaster in the incidents of Bomb Blasts and such other incidents, organised by Karnataka Legal Services authority here.

"We are conducting investigation on some leads we have got and the culprits would be brought to the books. But it will take some time. Investigations are being done with speed and at most determination," he said.

The official said the spate of hoax bomb calls would be put an end. "We have so far received 17 such calls and identified nearly 400 cell phone numbers. People who are committing such mischief would be punished. We have arrested two persons and booked five cases in this regard so far. Owners of cyber cafes are also being educated on keeping a tab on the visitors," he said.

He said the public should help the police by being vigilante on suspicious objects they notice in their office or in public places and inform the police.

"Terrorists always leave back some thing behind like a bag or a suitcase or even a tiffin box tied to a bicycle. We are creating awareness among the people of the city about terror acts," he said.

The city police would soon be distributing pamphlets to educate people on terror related activities, he added.

Speaking on the occasion acting Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court Justice Deepak Verma mooted 'police-public' participation in fighting terror acts in the Indian cities.

"We can see that terrorists are resorting to sophisticated methods of using inserted circuits that can blast without a detonator or a timer and even after days of planting a bomb. Every citizen should be agile as even minute details of such acts can be of great help in avoiding disasters," he said.

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