In the name of security!!

Hyderabad blast caused ripples in almost all security agencies, Bangalore police being on among many seems to start the drills on meeting and review the situations in the city…

The city police would soon convene a meeting of the managements of shopping malls, parks and religious institutions to draw up strategy to insulate them from terror strikes. Says a report

Now the question is how and when will we ‘open’ our eyes and re-look at actual physical protection and vigilance in each and all public places, Given an examples recently on 15th August, me and my family tried visiting lalbagh, the crowd and the chaos convinced us well before we enter the park to get away from the scene and we choose to visit PVR, of-course when we drove straight inside the parking lot there was absolutely no security check, frisking provided in there … !!

On the other hand, All the visitors who enter PVR from the entrance are checked and let pass metal detectors giving a secure look to the mall, but this security just disappears when it comes to driving up on all levels and entering without your bags checked well inside the mall, isn’t this absurd. I guess same the situation with almost all major malls when visitors are checked if they walk in the mall but driving inside goes unchecked making mockery of the exercise and intent!!

3 Comments so far

  1. Raghu (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 10:52 am

    The primary way of countering these threats is intelligence inputs. It is next to impossible to have physical security measures at all vantages for a 70 million population city. Obviously, there would be many less obvious targets than malls.

  2. Peter (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 7:43 pm

    Nice one Rajesh.Most of the times our officials reacting to the things but unfortunately terrorists and criminals are not repeating their strategies, and go for another way to kill innocent publics.
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  3. Pisipati Sriram (unregistered) on September 12th, 2007 @ 11:45 pm

    For city police commisionerates to ensure secuirty to a population of 60 to 70 lakhs is a tall order, considerng the size of the expanding metros, the influx of people into the cities, the increase in the crimes of different nature, including cyber and economic crimes or white collar crimes, etc. It is no excuse to abdicate responsibility by the law enforcers.

    Where is the time for effectve policing to ensure security to common people when police forces are being drfted from their regular duty to arrange bandobust for VIPs attending functions like ribbon-cuttings to mark inauguration of this scheme or that project, shopping malls, cinema releasng functions, weddings and receptions of sons and daughters of political leaders, public meetings addressed by all and sundry leaders, rallies and processions, sit-ins and dharnas and so on.

    If political interference in the day-to-day administration of police forces is effectively, curbed, maybe the force will be able to concentrate more on their work. Portraying police forces as some comedy characters in cinema and TV serials is another bad thing.

    Plagued with so many ills, no wonder if police forces fail to deliver goods.

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