Bangalore, May 1 UNI | 3 months ago

High alert was sounded in Karnataka following twin-blasts in Guwahati-Bangalore express after it reached Chennai city this morning killing a lady passenger and injuring 12 others.


Two low intensity bombs went off in the daily train bound for Assam from the city at Chennai Central station in Tamil Nadu.

Following the incident, a high alert was sounded in the city including places like Bangalore Central and other railway stations, Vidhana Soudha, High Court and all places where large number of people visit.

Security was also beefed up at M Chinnaswamy Stadium where five IPL matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is scheduled to be played from May four.

Bangalore City Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar told reporters that security had been beefed up in the city following the train blasts. All vehicles coming into the city from TN border at Hosur were being checked.

Police had also set up check points at other points from where road traffic come into the city that borders Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, he said.

Mr Auradkar said policemen have been put on high alert at railway and bus stations in the city and will detain whoever moves suspiciously. Security had also been beefed up on national highways entering the city besides Tamil Nadu.

(Posted on 01-05-2014)