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Bannimantap Grounds spruced up for tomorrow’s Independence Day celebrations

Police beef up security in and around Mysuru

Mysuru, August 14:- The Torchlight Parade Ground at Bannimantap in the city is getting spruced up to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day on August 15 (Wednesday).

Police personnel from the Intelligence Department along with the city police inspected the Bannimantap Grounds on Tuesday. The sniffer dog squads were also pressed into service to detect any foreign objects hidden at the venue.

Security has been beefed up in and around the heritage city of Mysuru.

Higher Education and District In-charge Minister G T Devegowda will be hoisting the tricolour flag at 9 am at the Torchlight Parade Ground.

Police troupes, cadets of NCC, Scouts and Guides cadets, students from various schools and colleges in Mysuru District will participate in the Independence Day march-past tomorrow.

Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations in Mysuru, the office of the Commissioner of Police (CoP) released a security advisory on ‘do’s and don’ts’ during the Independence Day celebrations in the city.

According to a press release from CoP Dr A Subramanyeshwara Rao, all the schools, colleges and educational institutions in the city have been advised to ensure safety and security of the students during the Independence Day celebrations.

“Inform the police if any suspicious objects, bags and materials are found. Similarly all the owners and managers have been directed to install CCTV cameras at malls, markets, railway station, bus terminals, airport, temples, tourist and other public places where the footfall of people is high. All the hotel and lodge owners are advised to inspect the documents and luggage of the tourists who book rooms,” the press statement added. -KK

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