The Odisha Police has launched a probe into the anonymous letter that threatened to blow up the Odisha Assembly and Chief Minister’s house. Security has been beefed up at Assembly, Chief Minister’s house and BJP head quarters as police received an anonymous letter on Thursday. A three-layer bandobust has been put in place.
Commissionerate Police received the letter the other day and verifying the authenticity. However, the postcard that landed a day before the start of the assembly budget session prompted police to fortify the state capital in order to prevent any untoward incident during the session. Reviewing the security system, Director General of Police Sanjeev Marik said all precautions were being taken to protect the purported targets. “Besides, 100 officers would be deployed in the vicinity to ward off any untoward incident,” he added.
Thirty platoons of police and two units of the Special Operations Group (SOG) were deployed at strategic points. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday launched a CCTV surveillance project in the city. A total of 114 CCTV cameras have been installed at 28 locations in the first phase, while the entire project covering 90 locations will have more than 350 cameras. (With inputs from IANS)