Commonwealth Games security will have to be more vigilant: Home Secretary

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New Delhi, Apr.19 (ANI): India's Home Secretary, G.K.Pillai, has said that tighter security will be needed at this year's Commonwealth Games, especially after loopholes surfaced in Bangalore during an Indian Premier League match on Saturday.

Pillai told the Sydney Morning Herald the blasts targeting spectators at Bangalore's Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday "means we have to be far more vigilant" during the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in October.

Two makeshift bombs went off outside the venue for the match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, injuring at least 17 people, including several policemen on Saturday.

An unexploded bomb was defused at a stadium gate and on Sunday another crude unexploded device was found near a statue of Mahatma Gandhi not far from the stadium.

"This is about the 50th [Indian Premier League] cricket match we've had in the past two months, and I think, maybe, they just got a little complacent," Pillai said.

Pillai said security would "be in order" for the Delhi Games and the Bangalore blasts had not increased government concerns for the event.

"We are still quite confident that such an incident won't happen [at the Games]," he said. (ANI)

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