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Security beefed up at KBR Park

Security beefed up at KBR Park
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In wake of the shootout at KBR Park last week, West Zone DCP A Venkateshwar Rao has beefed up security in and around the park by deploying additional teams and installing more surveillance cameras.

In wake of the shootout at KBR Park last week, West Zone DCP A Venkateshwar Rao has beefed up security in and around the park by deploying additional teams and installing more surveillance cameras. “We have reviewed the security arrangements inside and outside the park in coordination with the forest department officials and a decision was taken to this effect to install surveillance cameras at a distance of 400 metres each, up to 5 km inside the walking track and 3 cameras at the two main entrance gates with metal detectors,” the DCP said.

Frisking is also being undertaken in suspicious circumstances as a precautionary measure. “Intensified patrolling is being done outside the park near the car parking areas by deploying Blue Colt Police, in addition to normal patrolling by the regular local police station of Banjara Hills division. There is a proposal for setting up police out post to strengthen the security and surveillance management in the vicinity of the VVIPs walking park,” he added.

Police deployed outside the park

TDP leader Motkupalli Narasimhulu, who is also a regular visitor to the park, said, “Though security is beefed up and surveillance cameras are installed, every walker should be vigilant to thwart attacks which may happen suddenly at any time and on anybody.”

He complimented K Nithyananada Reddy and brother K Prasada Reddy, who fought with the accused boldly despite knowing the fact that they were equipped with AK 47. KBR Park authorities have said that the rush of walkers hasn’t been affected after the incident.

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