Coimbatore: With Hindu outfits deciding to organise a meeting to pay homage to serial blast victims of February 14 1998 here, security has been tightened in and around the city from tonight,a top police official said today.
Around 2,000 police personnel would be on security duty, particularly in the sensitive and hyper-sensitive areas to prevent any eventualities during the anniversary falling tomorrow, city police commissioner, A K Vishwanathan told reporters here.
Since BJP is firm in organising a meeting in R S Puram, where the first blast occured during the visit of its leader L K Advani to pay floral homage to 58 persons killed, those agitating or meeting would be taken into custody, he said.
Night patrol and vehicle checking would be intensified to prevent entry of anti-social elements into the city to exploit the situation, he said.
Meanwhile,BJP State secretary G K S Selvakumar said the party would go ahead with its homage meeting in R S Puram.