With the Intelligence Bureau's alert of possible suicide bomb attacks by a Bangladesh-based terror group in 23 cities, including Kolkata between January 23-26, the security had been tightened to avoid any untoward incident, a senior officer of Kolkata Police told a news agency.
"Since January 20, security in and around the city had been beefed up. We were not taking any chances and had plugged all loopholes regarding security arrangements," the IPS officer said.
The security had been increased at Victoria Memorial, Kalighat temple, Indian Museum, several other iconic structures as well as the buildings housing government and non-governmental offices, shopping malls, Metro stations. The Kolkata Police had also increased patrolling and vigorous checking at entry and exit points of the city, he said.
Around 93 extra police pickets would be there at several junctures of the city besides 13 Quick Response Teams (QRTs) of nearly 10,000 police personnel, he said.


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