Trichy: In the wake of the bomb blasts that killed more than 300 people and injured several hundreds in Sri Lanka, security agencies here kept a tight vigil on vehicles and trains for the second consecutive day on Tuesday.
The major focus was on the Trichy Junction railway station where a team of railway protection force (RPF) led by inspector Sujith Kumar Roy and their bomb detection squad (BDS) conducted checks at the station. Recommended By Colombia The baggage of passengers was allowed only after the scanning. BDS sleuths searched the cars entering the station by using the under-vehicle search mirror which could identify objectionable material kept under the vehicles. Trains originating from Trichy railway junction were brought under check by the RPF, BDS and sniffer dogs.
A senior officer from RPF told on condition of anonymity that they have also planned to carry out checks on board all passing through trains halting at Trichy Junction for a 15 to 30 minute duration. The officer also said that the high alert will continue for few more months in the railways until further orders. The central industrial security force (CISF) has already intensified security at the Trichy airport from Monday itself.
As far as the city and rural police were concerned, vigil has been increased on vehicles and vital installations for the past two days. “We have given a general alert to our forces until further orders,” said commissioner of police, Trichy city A Amalraj on Tuesday.
Being the centrally located part of Tamil Nadu, Trichy remains a connecting point for other parts of the state with movement of mass transport throughout the day in and around the city. “Our forces are carrying out mass vehicle checks. Till the elections, everything was going very sharply. It still continues,” said superintendent of police (SP), Zia Ul Haq.