Updated on 18 August 2019
On Saturday, 17 August, Bengaluru police had issued a notice to all its personnel to remain
on high alert in the city after an alert was issued for the sate (Karnataka). Police
Commissioner Bhaskar Rao had stated that the alert was sounded for a 'general' threat and not for anything specific.
Security has been strengthened at all important installation and public places such as bus
stands, railway stations, temples, markets, malls, government offices, etc. There are
indications that it is an extension of the Independence Day alert.
Besides Bengaluru, security has also been tightened in Hubballi-Dharwad, Kalaburagi,
Raichur, Chitradurga, Mangaluru, Davangere, Udupi, Mysuru and Tumakuru
Increased security measures and check points
Heightened presence of security personnel
Mitigating Factors to Apply:
Monitor local news and media for updates
Remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings
Alert authorities to suspicious activity
Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy or enroll in your preferred alert system
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