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Cauvery verdict: Security beefed up in Bengaluru, Mandya

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    With the possibilities of Supreme Court giving a verdict on the century-old Cauvery river water sharing issue on Friday, security has been beefed up in Bengaluru, Mandya and Mysuru region.

    Read | Cauvery water dispute verdict: Karnataka gets more water due to drinking water crisis in Bengaluru

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    Bengaluru city police have tightened security, with additional forces deployed at sensitive and hypersensitive areas.

    All senior officers have been asked to be on the rounds in linguistic minority areas from Friday morning.

    "A large number of policemen have been deployed in all sensitive areas in Bengaluru city which witnessed arson last year over release of water to neighbouring Tamil Nadu", said Home Minister R Ramalinga Reddy.

    As many as 15,000 police personnel, 70 KSRP platoons and 30 CAR platoons have been drafted for security duty in Bengaluru city on Friday.

    KRS on high alert

    The Police are on high alert and security has been beefed up at Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) dam in Srirangapatna taluk.

    Security has also been stepped up at Cauvery Neeravari Nigam's office at KRS. Around 85 personnel of Central Industrial Security Force, five SI's have been deputed.

    All vehicles are being checked at checkposts. CCTV cameras have been installed at sensitive areas. Mandya SP G Radhika held a meeting on Thursday evening in this regard.

    Security personnel of Karnataka Industrial Security Force, District Armed Reserve and City Armed Reserve police had been deployed at Krishna Raja Sagar reservoir in Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya district.

    Apart from this, security would be high at Kabini Dam, Hemavathi and Harangi reservoirs.

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